Case Study: The Jasper Higher Education & Technology Foundation
JEDCO was very instrumental in bringing higher education to Jasper. Without JEDCO, (we) would not have been able to acquire the funds necessary to build the facilities that house the Jasper Branch of Angelina College.
Karen Kipp, President
The Jasper Higher Education & Technology FoundationThe Jasper Higher Education & Technology Foundation works to develop higher learning in the Jasper community and is responsible for managing the facilities of the Jasper Branch of Angelina College.
What they neededFinancial assistance, grant identification and development
What JEDCO providedIdentification and assistance in acquiring an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for vocational training, creation of a community leadership taskforce to spearhead the project, as well as a $600,000 grant from JEDCO to use as seed funding to begin operations
The ResultThe Jasper Branch of Angelina College has graduated hundreds students from its various vocational training programs in the Jasper Community, and it has the available facilities to work with businesses to create specialized workforce development programs.