According to a news release, the grants will enable schools to purchase and install equipment that supports career and technical education training programs that help students learn about 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,” Abbott said in the release. “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.”
Northwest Lakeview College was awarded $189,401 to purchase equipment to train 75 students as network and computer systems administrators. Additional students will be training in the future, according to a news release.
NEISD was awarded $45,448 to purchase equipment to train 290 students in automotive services as part of a partnership with St. Phillip’s College.
Other area recipients were San Antonio ISD, which received two grants totaling $746,442, and Southside ISD, which was awarded $289,073.