Austin Community College, Bastrop ISD receive Jobs and Education for Texans grants

30 Dec 2022


The Texas Workforce Commission uses Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants to cover start-up costs of developing career and technical education programs.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that 152 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling over $54 million have been awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission to public community, state and technical colleges, school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

The governor's office said that the JET grants will be used to purchase necessary equipment to establish or expand career and technical education programs that allow students the opportunity to earn a certificate, license or post-secondary degree in fields like automotive repair, dentistry, nursing and welding.

Among the educational institutions recently awarded JET grants are Austin Community College (ACC) and Bastrop ISD.

ACC has received $331,722 that will help purchase and install equipment to initially serve 300 students, providing training for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.

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