Texas: Governor Abbott Announces Over $215,000 Career Training Grant To Kilgore College

~ Kilgore College Receives Over $215,000 Grant for Career and Technical Education Training Programs

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Kilgore College will receive a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant of more than $215,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). This grant will support the college's career and technical education (CTE) training programs by providing funds for the purchase and installation of equipment to train over 460 students in high-demand occupations such as radiologic technologists and technicians.

In a statement, Governor Abbott emphasized the importance of investing in students to prepare them for the growing Texas economy. He expressed his gratitude to TWC and education partners for their efforts in providing critical job training to Texans across the state.

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TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel also highlighted the significance of JET grants in securing the future of Texas' economy. He stated that hundreds of students will benefit from this grant by receiving training for long-term careers in high-demand occupations.

The award was presented earlier today by TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Alberto Treviño III at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, school staff, and CTE students at Kilgore College.

JET grants are funded by the Texas Legislature every two years and are used by TWC to cover start-up costs for developing career and technical education programs at public community, state, and technical colleges, school districts, and open-enrollment 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. This investment in Kilgore College's CTE programs is a step towards equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow.

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