Wortham ISD Receives $137,657 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

Date: Nov. 7, 2019

Media Contact: Cisco Gamez
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Wortham ISD a $137,657 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school purchase and install equipment to provide students with training for careers in the welding and pipefitting professions.

“This JET grant directly supports employers who seek well trained middle-skilled workers in our state,” said TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public Bryan Daniel “With this grant, we are investing in more than welding equipment, we are investing in the future of Wortham ISD students and their families.”

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. The equipment must be used to train students in high-demand occupations that include welding and pipefitting.

The Jobs and Education for Texans grant program allocates funds 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. TWC has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) solicitation that provides information and instruction on how to submit a proposal packet. Go to the JET Grant Program webpage to access the RFA Solicitation.

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