Robstown ISD has received a grant totaling nearly $200,000 to equip future graduates for the workforce
in the Coastal Bend. The grant, awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission, will be used to implement
programs supporting high-demand jobs in the surrounding area.
The funds will be used to purchase and install equipment to train high school students in the
occupations of chemical plant and system operators. Not only will the students be highly trained, they
also have the opportunity to earn their Associate’s degree through a collaboration with Del Mar College.
“This funding enables Robstown Independent School District to make an investment in the future
economic vitality of the Coastal Bend region. The funding received will train students from Robstown
and prepare them to be workers with the skills required to fill the job markets’ need, while providing
meaningful wage-earning opportunities that meet the demands of the workforce in this area,” said
Superintendent Dr. Jose H. Moreno.
While taking the instrumentation dual credit courses, students can earn a level one certification and
apply college credits. There will be no cost for these courses. According to a press release, students who
complete the program will be ‘fully prepared to enter the workforce and earn, on average, more than
$60,000 annually’.