The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded nine grants to the Texas Youth in Technology Strategic Workforce Development initiative. The grants, totaling nearly $2 million, will allow the Texas Youth in Technology initiative and resulting projects to establish programs to bolster university engineering and computer science programs.
According to Gov. Rick Perry, “[T]o increase Texas’ global competitiveness, we must have an educated work force that is ready to meet the growing demand of the industries of the future dependent on science and engineering. Initiatives such as Texas Youth in Technology help Texas graduate more students in these emerging fields, positioning Texas to compete nationally and internationally for jobs in the 21st century.”
The grants will go to nine universities, including Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.