Governor Greg Abbott announced 20 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling more than $7.6 million have been awarded to 14 schools across the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast regions by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The JET grants will support career and technical education (CTE) training programs. The six Permian Basin grants include:

  • Odessa College: a $136,230 grant and a $87,502 grant
  • Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District (ISD): a $685,915 grant and a $506,026 grant
  • Grandfalls-Royalty ISD: a $446,831 grant
  • Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD: a $703,779 grant

Gulf Coast JET grants include:

  • Alvin Community College: a $346,046 grant
    • Brazosport College: a $325,547 grant
    • Alief Independent School District (ISD): a $301,929 grant
  • Dickinson ISD: a $698,262 grant and a $444,757 grant
  • East Chambers ISD: a $533,330 grant
  • Galveston ISD: a $326,064 grant, a $196,873 grant, and a $654,671 grant
  • Hempstead ISD: a $567,386 grant
  • Katy ISD: a $278,169 grant
  • Palacios ISD: a $109,712 grant
  • Santa Fe ISD: a $186,549 grant and a $137,374 grant

Through funding provided by the Texas Legislature each biennium, TWC uses JET grants to defray start-up costs to develop career and technical education programs for the public community, state and technical colleges, school districts, and charter schools. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations. More information about the JET program can be found here.