JET Program

JET Program:
New Money for Career Training

In 2009, the Texas Legislature approved the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) legislation to provide grants that help Texans get technical training for careers in fast-growing, “high-demand” occupations.

These include high-paying fields such as high-tech manufacturing, computer support, nursing and allied health professions.

The 2013 Texas Legislature approved an additional $10 million for the equipment and training grant portion of the JET Program. The Comptroller’s office will administer these dollars over the next biennium.

Watch how Austin Community College's equipment and training grant is supporting electricity line worker training.

JET Job Building Fund Summary, 2009-2014

The JET Job Building Fund has granted over 100 awards to 45 college districts since inception. The program has successfully assisted community and technical colleges with purchasing the equipment needed to train students in high-demand occupations. For more details on the program's success, view the summary presentation.

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