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TSTC Marshall Awarded ,500 Grant

Texas State Technical College has been awarded a $22,500 grant to help market the Generation Texas or GenTX initiative. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launched GenTX in order to get more Texas high school students interested in and prepared to attend college.

More than 80% of jobs in the state of Texas require a college education. Texas is the fastest growing state in the nation and over half its students come from low-income homes. Texas trails other states in preparing and sending students to postsecondary education. Applying to college and career education programs can seem like a long, complex and often overwhelming endeavor, especially for students unfamiliar with the process.

To combat the challenges listed above, THECB began GenTX to create a college going culture in Texas, inspire Texas students to believe that college or career education is attainable and relevant to their lives and to support students in preparing for and taking the concrete steps necessary to pursue post-secondary education.

The GenTX plan is to reach as many students as possible with the Gen TX message. The goal is to inspire, encourage, and partner with students to make college a realistic part of their life plan and to provide step-by-step guidance to achieving their college and career educational goals.

April Graham and Natalie Strahan accepted the grant on the college’s behalf.

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