Governor Abbott Announces Over $315,000 Career Training Grant To Rockport Fulton ISD

March 27, 2024 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant totaling more than $315,500 has been awarded to Rockport Fulton Independent School District (ISD) by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). In partnership with Del Mar College, the JET grant will support career and technical education (CTE) training programs by helping the school purchase and install equipment to initially train over 125 students for high-demand occupations as welders.
“We are proud to invest in the next generation of hardworking Texans to further expand the Texas economy,” said Governor Abbott. “This job training grant will provide Rockport Fulton ISD students with the skills they need to succeed in their careers as welders and thrive in our great state. I thank the Texas Workforce Commission for supporting not only the future of these students, but the future of all Texans. Together, we will help build a robust workforce as we continue to create a bigger, better Texas." 
“By supporting career and technical education, Del Mar College is investing in the future of Texas’ workforce,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “The JET grant award will help train more than 125 Texans for rewarding careers.”
Yesterday, TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel presented the award at a ceremony attended by state and local officials, school staff, and CTE students at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.
Through funding provided by the Texas Legislature each biennium, TWC uses JET grants to defray start-up costs to develop career and technical education programs for public community, state and technical colleges, school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.      
Learn more about TWC’s JET grant program.