Texas Work Force.
Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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.
During the 84th Texas Legislature Regular Session, the administration of the JET Grant Program was transferred from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), effective September 1, 2015.
TWC and Comptroller's office staffs have worked together to ensure a smooth transition. For the first year of the program, TWC will award equipment grants utilizing current rules in place from the Comptroller's office, while TWC initiates its rulemaking process. For the next biennium, $10 million in funding has been appropriated for the grant program, with $5 million to be awarded each fiscal year.
Starting September 1, 2015, questions can be sent to the TWC program address: firstname.lastname@example.org.