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On Manufacturing Day – October 6, 2023 – over 150 Deep East Texas 8th grade students learned about exciting career opportunities where they can create, contribute and connect! The future is bright for students who choose careers in manufacturing, because the jobs are in high demand and near their hometowns and families.
Through the High Demand Job Training grant program, the Texas Workforce Commission provided a $56,172 grant, which was matched by the Jasper Economic Development Corporation. Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas purchased $112K in equipment to train students attending the Deep East Texas College and Career Academy in high demand computer occupations.
The grants of nearly $2.6 million funded equipment to train 594 students in high demand health, manufacturing and transportation careers: Lamar State College - Port Arthur, Jasper ISD, Deweyville ISD, Newton ISD, Spurger ISD, and Woodville ISD.
The grants totaling $2.8 million funded equipment to train 890 students in high demand health, manufacturing and transportation careers: Angelina College, Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD, Diboll ISD, Nacogdoches ISD and Windham School District.
The third annual Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas Teacher Externship was held June 12-16, 2023, to highlight the skills necessary for success in high-demand industries across Deep East Texas. Twenty-four businesses and 24 teachers from 16 Independent School Districts collaborated to better prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce.
TWC Awards JET Grant to Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District - October 19, 2022
The $189,316 grant funded equipment to train students in high demand welding careers. The district expects 79 students to earn their welding certifications before they graduate