Texas Governor Supports $1.5 Million Job Training Grant

Tom Handy

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On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott applauded the Texas Workforce Commission award of $1.5 million in grants going to Ranger College which is close to Fort Worth, Texas. The TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez awarded $325,000 to Erath Community College from a Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) grant and $1.25 million from a Skills and Development Fund Grant.

The money will help Ranger College train students and workers for careers in the automotive and manufacturing industries.

Governor Abbott said:

"The State of Texas works tirelessly to ensure hardworking Texans receive the training and career development needed to thrive in our workforce," said Governor Abbott. "Thanks to the comprehensive career-training programs offered by the Texas Workforce Commission, thousands of students in North Central Texas will receive the skills and tools required for good-paying, high-demand jobs. Businesses and their employees will also benefit from the additional training opportunities. The future of Texas starts with today's students."

Ranger College will use the funds to train 120 students in the automotive industry. Then the Skills Development Fund will help the college train 600 workers in the manufacturing industry focusing on machinery, engine assembly, machine shop basics, and the production line.

The JET program provides grants to entities to purchase and install equipment for career and technical education (CTE) courses and programs that lead to a certificate, license, or post-secondary degree in a high-demand job.

Then the TWC Skills Development Fund provides customized training for Texas businesses and their employees to increase their skills in the workforce.

Do you think this is a good benefit for employees to increase their skills and knowledge?

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