Governor Abbott announces over $11 million in career training grants across Texas
By the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Sep 21, 2023
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Austin, Texas -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced 42 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling over $11 million have been awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to public junior, state, and technical colleges, school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools across the state. These grants will be used to purchase equipment necessary to establish or expand career and technical education programs that offer Texas students the opportunity to earn a license, certificate, or post-secondary degree for good-paying, high-demand careers. Within the first year, the new equipment will be used to initially train more than 8,300 students.

"Businesses and companies continue to flock to Texas and choose to expand operations here because we have the most diverse, skilled workforce in America," said Governor Abbott. "Through these JET grants, Texas is supporting career and technical training programs for young Texans to become competitive in high-demand industries and meet the needs of our growing state. I thank the Texas Workforce Commission for their ongoing partnerships with schools across our state as we help prepare Texas students for the economy of the Texas of tomorrow."

“The growing Texas economy has created a greater demand for workers in a range of jobs,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “Through the JET grant program, TWC and our partners provide modern equipment to help train the future Texas workforce for these valuable career opportunities.”

JET grants will be used to purchase and install equipment at the following public junior, technical, and state colleges:  

JET grants will be used to purchase and install equipment at the following Texas school districts and open-enrollment charter schools:  

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 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.    


Learn more about TWC’s JET grant program.