Farmersville ISD Receives $332,236 Jobs and Education for Texans Grant

Date: March 16, 2022

Media Contact: Angela Woellner
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Farmersville ISD a $332,236 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the district and their partner Collin College purchase and install equipment for Farmersville ISD’s new Engineering Academy. This grant will help Farmersville ISD expand their Career and Technical Education (CTE) program by adding an engineering pathway.

“Congratulations to Farmersville ISD and Collin College on this partnership, as training programs like the Farmersville ISD Engineering Academy are very beneficial to Texas employers. Students will train on the most up-to-date equipment, which prepares them for careers often in high-demand,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “Texas employers across the state are actively seeking skilled engineering workers, and this investment in early training and career development helps bolster the pipeline of talent coming into the Texas workforce.”

Farmersville ISD’s Engineering Academy program will teach students skills in engineering fields including deductive manufacturing, additive manufacturing, programming, circuitry, electronics, automation, and a variety of other high-demand skills. In addition, the program aims to foster confidence, grit, perseverance, problem solving, teamwork, and other soft skills in students that Texas employers are seeking.

Through funding provided by the Legislature each biennium, TWC’s JET grants are used to defray start-up costs associated with the development of career and technical education programs to public community, state, and technical colleges, and school districts. During the 87th Texas Legislative Session, open enrollment charter schools and the Windham School District were also added as eligible applicants. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.

Eligible educational institutions can apply for the next phase of JET funding through a competitive grant process, or Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA solicitation provides information and instruction on how to submit a proposal packet. Go to the JET Grant Program webpage to access future RFAs or learn more about the program. Interested parties can also email jetgrants@twc.texas.gov for more information.

Farmersville ISD contact: Jason Gomez, jgomez@farmersvilleisd.org

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