Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Industrial Maintenance program receives $353K state grant

The Kilgore College Industrial Maintenance program was recently awarded $353,000 from the state of Texas’ Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Job Building Fund.

With the money, Industrial Maintenance was able to purchase equipment to provide hands-on training for students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology Program at KC-Longview.

Equipment purchased includes a Broderson Carry Deck Crane, a Genie Man Lift, six training units, two motor drive trainers, two mechanical drive trainers and two hydraulic trouble-shooting systems.

The Job Building Fund provides grants to community colleges to acquire building and equipment needed to train workers for high-growth industries throughout the state.

The money was part of a $4.8 million state grant, awarded annually since 2009 by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office.

Industrial Maintenance instructors for KC are Kelly Kaemmerling and Jody Bush.

For more information on the Industrial Maintenance program at KC, visit or call 903-753-2642.


PHOTO ATTACHED: Industrial Maintenance student, freshman Sunday Omasere of Longview (originally from Liberia), works on some of the newly purchased equipment at KC-Longview.  Photo by Jon Vashey/KC