Poth Independent School District Receives $94,272 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant

Date: July 17, 2017

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Poth Independent School District (Poth ISD) a $94,272 a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install equipment to provide 144 students with training for careers in the welding profession. The purchased equipment will continue to support the welding program and future students enrolled with Poth ISD.

“These grants support strong partnerships to enhance high-demand education and job training solutions that help students succeed in this important industry,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “We are pleased to make this investment to support key equipment purchases and help build industry-aligned programs that are in high demand in this region.”

TWC recently awarded 25 grants totaling $4,986,000 to public community and technical colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations through the JET grant program.

The JET program provides funding for equipment to eligible educational institutions for the purpose of developing career and technical education courses and may include courses offering dual-credit and technical education programs. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.

Eligible educational institutions can apply for the next phase of JET funding through a competitive grant process. TWC has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation that provides information and instruction on how to submit a proposal packet. Go to the JET Grant Program webpage to access the RFP Solicitation.

Poth ISD contact: Director of Curriculum and Special Programs Julie Dunn, 830-484-3330 or JDunn@PothISD.us

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