TWC Awards $2 Million for High-Tech Career Initiatives

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded nine grants totaling nearly $2 million for the Texas Youth in Technology Strategic Workforce Development initiative. Supported with Workforce Investment Act Statewide Activities funds, the program is one of several workforce development strategies to support Gov. Rick Perry's statewide industry cluster initiative.

Texas Tech University - to increase engineering student recruitment and retention through a series of one-week summer sessions with stipends in math, science and computer science for high-school students; paid summer engineering internships in surrounding rural communities; stipends for peer mentors in math and science to disadvantaged area high schools; and assistance for community college students transitioning to the engineering program at Texas Tech.

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