Lamar State College Orange receives grant for student training equipment


The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded 41 grants totaling $ 10,379,293 to several public community colleges, public technical institutes, state public colleges, and independent school districts under the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program. , including Lamar State College Orange.

Lamar State College Orange received $ 208,741 to help purchase and install equipment that will initially serve 250 students, providing training in health care practitioner and technical trades.

Eligible educational institutions each received a grant for the development of post-secondary bachelor’s, certificate or diploma programs or courses. The JET grant program focuses on projects that develop training programs to prepare Texans for jobs in new, emerging industries and high-demand occupations.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that Spindletop Center has received certification as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) for a period of three years, effective December 1 of this year.


To successfully achieve this certification, Spindletop Center has established that its policies, procedures and staff support the implementation and adoption of the Texas CCBHC criteria, as well as directly providing a set of 9 core services and meeting the criteria within six distinct categories of:

– Availability and accessibility of services

– Care coordination

– The scope of services

– Quality and other reports

– Recruitment

– Organizational authority

Spindletop Center began the process of becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in November 2020 and is now joining other certified clinics across the state of Texas. This allows the Spindletop Center to maintain consistency in quality care and potentially take advantage of future funding opportunities with the state.

Popular food delivery service Waitr has completed its month-long vacation delivery of items donated by partner restaurants to the Southeast Texas Food Bank.

The Food App has collected non-perishable food donations from area restaurants that have partnered with Waitr to help feed local families in need over the holiday season. Donations were collected from New York Pizza & Pasta; Floyd’s Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse; Happy donuts; The schooner restaurant; and Crazy Jose’s, located in Southeast Texas.

Participating restaurants said their customers were particularly generous this year, allowing the waiter to make two drops during the ride.

The most needed items were protein (canned tuna, dried or canned beans, soup, peanut butter), grains (high fiber cereals, oatmeal, pasta, rice), fruits and vegetables. canned and bottled water.

Waitr customers also donated to Holiday Food Drive when they ordered from favorite restaurants on the Waitrapp.com app or website – Waitr matching a portion of all customer donations.

Waitr operates an online ordering technology platform, offering delivery, delivery and catering options. Waitr connects local restaurants and grocery stores with diners in underserved American markets. As of September 30, Waitr and its other delivery services were operating in over 1,000 cities in the United States.

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