Texas Governor Greg Abbot has announced some very exciting news for the Bells Independent School District.
These are the welding students at Bells High School and they are now making the most of new and improved welding technology.
“I’m having a lot of fun learning about different projects, different types of welds, all types,” says Anthony Leonard.
The school received a $64,000 grant called Employment and Education for Texans, or JET.
“It’s amazing that we’re getting a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission and I just want to thank them so much for giving us this grant and allowing us to have this amount of equipment. needed to work on a number of different projects throughout the school year,” says Antoine Léonard.
The Texas Workforce Commission grant will help the high school install equipment to train students in the profession of welding technology, and students participating in the welding program feel happier than ever.
TWC and its members say the skills training will prepare students for jobs that are in high demand now and in the years to come.
“Now that we have newer technology, that is what they will see not only in the workplace but in any kind of certification they get in college or graduate school,” Taylor said. ” McGrew, professor of agricultural science at Bells ISD.
“It’s going to give a lot of our underclassmen a lot of opportunities that you wouldn’t have if you weren’t subsidized, and that’s going to be a huge step forward for them in the long run,” said Koehler High. Give more than sixty children the tools and training they need to succeed. “This funding has taken this program to the next level,” McGrew said. “You guys are very, very grateful.”