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Brazosport College receives grant for millwright program

Brazosport College receives grant for millwright program

Thu Jun 11, 2015

The State Comptroller’s Office recently announced that $274,555 in grant funding has been awarded to Brazosport College for training and equipment to be used for the College’s millwright program.

The funds are part of $10 million in competitive grants awarded by the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Advisory Board to community colleges across the state for the 2013-2015 biennium.

With the grant, Brazosport College will purchase equipment to train 171 millwright students by August 31, 2016. The equipment will also be used to cross-train students in the BC machinist program. However, this equipment will benefit the College for many years to come and will be used to train hundreds of students in the future.

The machinery that Brazosport College received from the JET grant will be extensively used in the millwright program and will allow students hands-on experience repairing complex machinery,” said Jim Slick, Brazosport College Professor of Machine Technology. “Students will also be trained on state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi laser alignment systems.”

This is the fifth JET grant awarded to Brazosport College since 2010. Since receiving its first JET grant — a 215,760 gift for welding simulation trainers — Brazosport College has received more than $1,400,000 in funds.

For more information about the JET Program, visit www.everychanceeverytexan.org. To learn more about Brazosport College, call (979) 230-3000.