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AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded 41 grants totaling $8,261,090 to multiple public community colleges, public technical institutes, public state colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program.
“This significant investment by TWC in our future workforce will help provide economic opportunities for Texans,” said TWCChairman Bryan Daniel. “Providing training opportunities in high demand jobs will continue the development of new industries in our state.”
The JET program provides funding for equipment to eligible educational institutions for the purpose of developing career and technical education programs or courses leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. The equipment must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.
“By giving students the opportunity to train and learn on the same equipment they will use in the field, JET grants ensure that the future workforce of Texas is equipped with the skills necessary to be competitive,” said Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez.
The JET Advisory Board was established to assist TWC in administering these grants. The six-member board meets at least once each quarter, or as needed, to review applications and make recommendations on grant awards.
“Congratulations to all of the JET Grant recipients,” said Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “Employers and educators, working together, will positively impact the Texas workforce, by giving Texas students the tools they need to advance their skills and meet the high demands of the 21st century.”
For more information on the JET Program, visit texasworkforce.org/jet or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jobs and Education for Texans grant recipients are:
For a complete list of award recipients, click here.