NLC Receives $189,401 grant from Texas Workforce Commission Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Program
May 22, 2023
Northeast Lakeview College Receives $189,401 Grant from Texas Workforce Commission Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Program
Northeast Lakeview College is proud to announce that it received a $189,401 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission as part of the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Program. Funds will be used to purchase and install equipment to initially train 75 students as network and computer systems administrators, with additional students to be trained in the future. An official check presentation took place on May 22.
“Northeast Lakeview College is delighted to be one of the JET grant recipients”, says Dr. Veronica Garcia, NLC president. “These funds allow us to enhance our career and technical education by expanding our equipment and providing opportunities for hands-on learning.”
Committed to preparing students for in-demand careers, NLC offers specialized programs like Network Administration Technology that prepare students to design, implement, and troubleshoot computer networks. Completion of this program prepares students for industry certifications such as CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, and the Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA). Learn more about NLC’s Network Administration Technology program
At the check ceremony, NLC was joined by three other local CTE programs that also received grant funds from JET.
- North East ISD received a $45,448 grant for equipment to train an initial 290 students in automotive services in partnership with Alamo Colleges District – St. Philip’s College.
- San Antonio ISD received two grants:
- $454,551 for equipment to train an initial 934 students as chiropractors in partnership with Alamo Colleges District – San Antonio College.
- $291,891 for equipment to train an initial 253 students as electrical and electronic engineering technicians in partnership with Alamo Colleges District – St. Phillip’s College.
- Southside ISD received a $289,073 grant for equipment to train an initial 128 students in welding in partnership with Alamo Colleges District – St. Phillip’s College.
About JET: Through funding provided by the Texas Legislature each biennium, TWC uses JET grants to defray start-up costs of developing career and technical education programs for the public community, state and technical colleges, school districts, and charter schools. Equipment funded through JET grants must be used to train students for jobs in high-demand occupations.