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$1.2M in Grants to Prep Students for High-Demand Careers

Four North Central Texas Educational Organizations Win $1.2M in Grants to Prep Students for High-Demand Careers

Three North Central Texas independent school districts and a local college will receive $1,251,515 in Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant checks from the Texas Workforce Commission this week. The grants will help establish or expand career and technical education programs that offer more than 1,500 students a chance to earn a license, certificate, or post-secondary degree for good-paying, high-demand careers like welders, registered nurses, architecture and engineering managers, and medical assistants. These careers are among the 85 identified as those most in-demand for hiring in North Central Texas. For the complete list visit .

JET grants are to help students become competitive in high-demand industries and to meet the growing needs of employers in our state. In total over $11M in JET grants are being awarded to ISDs, colleges, and charter schools across the State of Texas this year.

Bryan Daniel, Texas Workforce Commission Chair
Phedra Redifer, WSNCT Executive Director
Rebecca Hallmark, Garner ISD Superintendent
Tad Myers, Director of Career & Technical Education, Farmersville ISD
Dixon Bailey, Ranger College
Ashley Binnicker, Director of Career & Technical Education, Waxahachie ISD

Friday, April 5, 2024, at 1:30 p.m.

North Central Texas Council of Government Office
616 Six Flags Drive
Centerpoint III, 3rd Floor
Arlington, TX 76011

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