The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Texarkana College with $475,000 in funding from two grant sources: JET Grant and Skills Development Fund Grant (SDF).
Here is the Press Release from Texarkana College:
The JET Grant will help the college purchase and install equipment to provide Associate Degree Nursing students and Licensed Vocational Nursing students with training to support theoretical and clinical nursing knowledge and skills. Nursing is a high-demand occupation for our region and JET Grant funds will enable students to develop and master patient care skills in safe and professional classroom and laboratory settings. Funding for this grant is $187,499.
The SDF grant will provide funds for training in response to the direct needs of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Training will target business partners retooling business processes to respond to the need of COVID-19 related necessities, as well as those businesses that are retooling to provide continuing employment to employees. Approximately $2,000 will be made available per qualifying participant. Eligible industries for the grant include, but are not limited to, medical and healthcare, critical manufacturing, telecommunications, hospitality, information technology systems, financial, defense, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater. Funding for this grant is $287,500.