Governor Abbott Announces Over $944,000 In Career Training Grants
10 May 2023
Governor Greg Abbott today announced four Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant awards for a combined $944,203 to Austin Community College and Bastrop Independent School District (ISD) by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to support career and technical education (CTE) training programs. These grants will help the schools purchase and install equipment to initially train over 1,600 students for high-demand careers in the welding, carpentry, automotive service, and nursing industries.
"The State of Texas continues to invest in educational opportunities that provide a path toward good-paying careers for young Texans in critical fields that keep Texas the No. 1 economy in the nation," said Governor Abbott. "I thank the Texas Workforce Commission for ensuring educational institutions in areas across the state—from rural communities to urban centers like Austin—receive funding to further career and technical education training programs. Working together, we are unleashing the full potential of Texas' growing, skilled workforce to meet the needs of tomorrow's economy."