Alvin Community College Receives $243,556 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

Date: March 21, 2019

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Alvin Community College a $243,556 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the College purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers in the healthcare profession.

“This JET grant directly combats a growing problem in our state, a lack of middle-skilled healthcare workers,” said Commissioner Representing the Public Robert Thomas “With this grant, we are investing in more than fetal heart monitors and mobile point of care stations, we are investing in the economic health of students and their families as well as the physical health of all of  Southeast Texas. The program at Alvin Community College is paving the way to solving one of the biggest challenges facing all Texans.”  

TWC recently awarded 25 grants totaling $4,986,000 to public community and technical colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations through the JET grant program.

The JET program provides funding for equipment to eligible educational institutions for the purpose of developing career and technical education courses and may include courses offering dual-credit and technical education programs. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.

Eligible educational institutions can apply for the next phase of JET funding through a competitive grant process. TWC has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation that provides information and instruction on how to submit a proposal packet. Go to the JET Grant Program webpage to access the RFP Solicitation.

Alvin Community College contact: Assistant to the President/ Executive Director of Development, Wendy Del Bello, 281-756-3600 or wdelbello@alvincollege.edu.

Photos from the event can be downloaded from our Flickr page.

 

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