AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced five Jobs and Education for Texans (JET)grants totaling more than $1.2 million have been awarded to five San Antonio-area schools by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The JET grants will support career and technical education (CTE) training programs by helping the schools purchase and install equipment to train initially more than 1,600 students for high-demand occupations.
“The State of Texas continues to invest in our students by providing them the training, education, and resources they need to succeed in Texas’ diverse, booming economy,” said Governor Abbott. “These five JET grants will empower our students to forge successful careers in high-demand industries, and I thank the Texas Workforce Commission and these schools for their partnership in building even brighter futures for young Texans.”
“With this award, San Antonio area CTE programs can provide young Texans the skills needed to succeed and quickly find a good job after graduation,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “TWC is committed to supporting the future workforce by partnering with local programs that will train students for jobs in critical fields.”