Texas: Governor Abbott Announces Over $142,000 Career Training Grant To Vernon College

~ In a recent announcement, Governor Greg Abbott revealed that Vernon College has been awarded a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant of over $142,000 by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). This grant will support the school's career and technical education (CTE) training programs, specifically by expanding their truck driving program to train over 90 students for their Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Governor Abbott expressed his pride in investing in the state's workforce, stating that as the Texas economy continues to lead the nation, it is crucial to ensure that workers have the necessary skills to succeed in high-demand careers. He believes that this grant will help students in North Texas receive the training they need to become truck drivers and contribute to building a better economic future for all Texans.

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TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel also emphasized the importance of JET grants in creating a skilled workforce for high-demand occupations. He stated that investing in training opportunities is an investment in the future of Texas' workforce.

The awards were presented yesterday by TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Joe Esparza at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, school staff, and CTE students at Vernon College.

Funded by the Texas Legislature every two years, JET grants are used by TWC to cover start-up costs for developing CTE programs at public community colleges, state and technical colleges, school districts, and charter schools. The equipment purchased through these grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.

For more information on TWC's JET grant program, interested parties can visit their website. With this grant, Vernon College is set to provide valuable training opportunities for students looking to enter the truck driving industry and contribute to the growth of Texas' economy.

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