LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Students in the Laredo Community College welding program will be training with new equipment, thanks to a $332,500 grant awarded by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
LCC was one of only 18 community colleges and technical institutes in the state to receive the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant, which was secured through the efforts of LCC’s Office of the Vice President for Resource Development.
The grant is part of $5 million in funds allocated by the JET Advisory Board and Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.
LCC Grant Writer Gabriel Lozano, who submitted the grant in December of last year, was grateful for the news.
The grant will be used to purchase the most modern welding equipment currently available, which includes mobile gas welders, welding technology learning systems and arc welding devices.
The JET grant program, which was created in 2009, has awarded more than $16 million dollars since its creation.
The purpose of the JET grant is to help provide students with quality training in high demand areas identified by the State of Texas. Among the fields the grant covers are manufacturing, healthcare, mechanics and oil and gas programs.
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