Lone Star College gets state grant for career program

Published on: January 06, 2010

The Lone Star College System will share a $2.3 million job building fund grant from the Texas Comptroller to go toward the purchase of equipment for education career and technical education programs.

Lone Star College, which will get $245,500, has five campuses around the Houston area.

Schools that receive job building fund grants must provide matching funds in the form of cash, equipment, materials, supplies and/or personnel costs.

The comptrollerís office selected grant recipients based on each projectís potential economic return to the state and on endeavors that involve dual-credit programs with local high schools or cooperative arrangements with other colleges. Priority was given to projects that target high-demand occupations and new or emerging industries.

Funds are a component of the comptrollerís $25 million Every Chance Funds program.

Other colleges receiving the grant include Angelina College (Lufkin), Panola College (Carthage), Alamo Community College District (San Antonio), Wharton Community College, Tyler Junior College, Grayson County College (Denison), Lamar State College ó Orange, Midland College, Austin Community College District, South Texas College (McAllen), Trinity Valley Community College (Athens) and El Paso Community College District.