College awarded $436,600 through the TRUE grant program

TRUE Grant

Panola College was awarded $436,600 through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s TRUE grant program, which was established to support the creation, expansion, or redesign of workforce education and training programs in high-demand. The College was one of 29 schools across the State of Texas to receive the grant.

“These grants are specifically designed to help more Texans earn credentials aligned with current and emerging workforce needs and expand opportunities for long-term success,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller.

These funds enable Texas public community and state technical colleges, as well as economic development organizations, to develop and provide short-term certification and workforce programs, in consultation and partnership with workforce stakeholders, that create pathways to employment.

“These funds will be utilized to enhance our CDL program in Marshall by adding simulation training and improving driver efficiency, which will accelerate student learning in this high-demand occupation,” said Director of Workforce and Continuing Education Whitney McBee. “Additionally, students will have the opportunity to receive micro-credentials like OSHA10 and PEC SafeLand training that increases the employability of the student for the workforce.”