Brackett Independent School District Receives $53,037

Date: May  7, 2019

Media Contact: Margaret Hession
Phone: 512-463-8942

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Brackett Independent School District (ISD) a $53,037 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers in the welding, sanding and plasma cutting professions.

“There could not be a more deserving recipient of this JETgrant than Brackett ISD,” said State Rep. Nevárez. “Brackett ISD is training students to build careers and foster economic development in House District 74.”

JET grants are essential to ensure that students are training on the most up-to-date equipment and learning applicable skills for their future professions,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Robert Thomas. “That is why I am humbled to be joined by my fellow Commissioners, Chair and Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs and Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez in honoring the work being done by Brackett Independent School District as they prepare students to be the backbone of our economic miracle.”

The Jobs and Education for Texans grant program allocates $10 million each biennium to defray start-up costs associated with the development of career and technical education programs to public community and technical colleges, and independent school districts. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.

In 2018,TWC awarded 23 grants totaling $4,998,000 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.

Eligible educational institutions can apply for the next phase of JET funding through a competitive grant process. Please visit the JET Grant Program webpage for more information about upcoming solicitations.

Brackett ISD Contact: Alma Gutierrez alma.gutierrez@brackettisd.net or (830)563-2491

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