East Texas colleges receive more than $1 million in grants

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12:31pm

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced another round of grants for 11 community colleges and technical institutes totaling $3 million, which will be used to purchase equipment and train students to enter the workforce.
The grants are distributed through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) program, which promotes career and technical training and has been administered by the Comptroller's office since 2009.
"There are critical jobs that need to be filled as soon as possible," Combs said. “These grants will help students move one step closer to employment in fields that are very important to Texas’ diverse economy.”
Since 2009, community colleges and technical institutes have been awarded $16 million to buy career training equipment.
The newest equipment grants go to the following:

Applicant

Location

Related Training Program

Grant Amount

 

Frank Phillips College

Borger

Electrical & Engineering Technician

$142,434

 

Kilgore College

Hillsboro

Welding Technician

$349,347

 

Texas State Technical College West Texas

Sweetwater

Welding Technician

$278,712

 

Vernon College

Vernon

EMT or Paramedic

$228,048

 

Blinn College

Brenham

Registered Nurse

$292,177

 

McLennan Community College

Waco

Registered Nurse

$340,918

 

North Central Texas College

Gainesville

Geological & Petroleum Technician

$332,457

 

Paris Junior College

Paris

Maintenance & Repair Technician

$314,520

 

Texarkana College

Texarkana

Industry Machinery Mechanic

$330,250

 

Northeast Texas Community College

Mt. Pleasant

Industrial Engineering Technician

$232,532

 

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson

Welding Technician

$332,500

More information on the JET program can be found at http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funds/index.php.

 

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