Yesterday $3,511,598 in Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants, set aside by the Legislature, were awarded to six North Texas educational institutions to support career and technical education training. The grants will help the schools purchase and install equipment to train students for high-demand occupations such as farm equipment mechanics, nursing, electrical engineering, HVAC, and more. I am very excited about this huge investment in our North Texas schools!
- Collin College received a $332,365 grant to train students in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) program.
- Commerce Independent School District (ISD) received a $301,544 grant to train students in farm equipment mechanics in partnership with Collin County Community College District.
- Farmersville ISD received $702,240 to train students as marketing managers, and $746,743 to train students in agricultural engineering in partnership with Collin College.
- Grayson College received a $349,999 grant to train students in industrial machinery mechanics.
- Lovejoy ISD received a $446,763 grant to train students as electronics engineers in partnership with Collin College.
- North Central Texas College received $331,827 to train students in nursing, and $300,117 to train students in welding careers.