LIT Welding Receives $343,340 JET Grant


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LIT has been selected as a recipient of the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The college was awarded a check on April 18, 2024, in the amount of $343,340 for the purchase of equipment for use in the Welding Department by traditional and dual credit students.

“Students in the Gulf Coast area have opportunities to prepare for the high-demand occupations of tomorrow,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “JET grants like the ones presented today help Texans learn the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.”

The equipment includes six plasma cutters, 11 welders, three welding tables, one ironworker, one band saw and one sheet metal brake.

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.