Sprint Waste Services Supports TSTC Campus

Texas State Technical College and the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council last week announced plans to build a permanent campus in Rosenberg, Texas, thanks to key supporters and area partners like Sprint Waste Services that contributed funds toward a $27.3 million capital campaign to make the campus a reality. The new campus, which could break ground in June if remaining legislative hurdles are cleared, would be located on 80 acres north of Interstate 69 on FM 2218 at FM 359 and will be instrumental in training employees in manufacturing, industrial services, engineering and information technology.

Randall Wooten, vice chancellor of strategic initiative for Texas State Technical College, told the Houston Chronicle that TSTC “could not be at the point we are today without the commitment and partnership we have experienced from the communities in Fort Bend County.” Wooten went on to recognize Joe Swinbank, founder and co-owner of Sprint Waste Services, for the company’s $250,000 contribution to the TSTC’s efforts to bring the permanent campus to Rosenberg. “As a company we've struggled to hire qualified truck drivers, mechanics and welders,” Swinbank said. “About 10 years ago with Commissioner James Patterson, we started working with the school districts on how do we create demands for the trades, and we think with this TSTC campus in Fort Bend County we can deliver these skilled trades people to the jobs that are being left unfilled.”

Read the Houston Chronicle article here.