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Governor Greg Abbott today announced 11 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling more than $2.7 million to 11 schools in Northeast Texas to support career and technical education (CTE) training programs. Presented by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), these grants will help schools purchase and install equipment to initially train more than 1,340 students for high-demand occupations in healthcare, automotive services, welding, engineering, construction management, culinary arts, public relations, and more. “Texas' continued investment in our skilled, young, diverse, and growing workforce is crucial to remain the Best State for Business,” said Governor Abbott. “These grants will help provide the tools and equipment Texas students need to develop valuable skills so they can flourish in high-demand industries. I thank the Texas Workforce Commission for partnering with these schools to provide Texas students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and create a brighter future for generations of Texans.” “Eleven Northeast Texas schools are enhancing their local workforce with high-demand job training” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “Programs like the JET program support the growing demand of the Texas economy by ensuring a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the needs of Texas employers.” Earlier today, TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Alberto Treviño III presented five awards at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, school staff, and CTE students at Paris Junior College.
Later, Commissioner Treviño presented six awards at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, school staff, and CTE students at the Texarkana College. The JET grants included:
Through funding provided by the Texas Legislature each biennium, TWC uses JET grants to defray start-up costs to develop career and technical education programs for the public community, state and technical colleges, school districts, and charter schools. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations. Learn more about TWC’s JET grant program.