Odessa, Texas/September 9, 2023-The Texas Workforce Commission in partnership with Odessa College hosted a presentation of six jobs and Education for Texans Grant also known as the JET GRANT was held at the OC Welding Lab located in Sedate Hall. The JET Grant totaling $2, 566, 283 will benefit Pecos-Barstow-Toya ISD, Grandfalls-Royalty ISD, Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD and Odessa College.
(Jonathan Fuentes, Vice-President of Academic Partnerships-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas)
Texas Workforce Commissioner Alberto Treviño presented checks to Pecos-Barstow-Toya ISD, Grandfalls-Royalty ISD, Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD and Odessa College. The JET Grant will provide money to help with start-up costs with the development of career and technical education programs.
(Alberto Treviño, Commissioner Representing Labor-Texas Workforce Commission/Austin, Texas)
Odessa College received two JET Grants totaling over 223,000 dollars to fund the Welding Program equipment with Crane ISD and the Automation equipment at the OC Pecos campus.
(Syed Muhammad Naqvi-AWS, CWI, CWE-Department Chair-Industrial technology/School of Business & Industry-Odessa College)
The JET Grant provides CTE programs to public community and technical colleges and ISD school districts for the purchase and installation of equipment necessary for the development of career and technical education courses that lead to a license, certificate, and post –secondary degree in a high-demand occupation.
For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.