Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about the benefits of homeownership and the effort to expand those opportunities through access to credit and financing assistance and financial literacy education, and partnerships among government, non-profits and the business community to drive accessible and affordable housing development statewide.
Date Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016
Owning a home is part of the American Dream. Homeownership strengthens neighborhood stability and for many Delawareans their home is their biggest investment and a primary source of financial security. Promoting homeownership is a good way to improve peoples’ lives, and the Delaware State Housing Authority has led our effort to expand those opportunities through programs like our first-time homebuyer tax credit and the Home Again initiative for repeat homebuyers.
Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell discusses his commitment to ensure that Delaware’s professional regulations are instruments of opportunity for Delaware’s skilled workforce, including an executive order he signed this week that brings government together with community members to review existing licensing requirements and recommend ways to eliminate unnecessary barriers to entry.
Date Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
We have no higher priority than giving Delawareans the tools and opportunities to compete for the skilled jobs in today’s economy. That goal is behind our focus on STEM education at all grade levels and specialized skill training in high schools. We’ve taken steps to improve college readiness and made higher education more affordable. And programs like our TechHire initiative provide short-term intensive training for expanding fields like IT. Even when people have the right skills, however, we know other barriers sometimes prevent them from entering the workforce.
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Categories: Office of Governor Markell
Acting to ensure that Delaware’s professional licensing regulations are instruments of opportunity, rather than arbitrary and expensive barriers to entry into the job market, Governor Markell today signed an executive order establishing a state Professional Licensing Review Committee. Building upon an effort first announced by the Governor in this year’s State of the State address, the Committee will be made up of representatives from a variety of backgrounds, including heads of executive agencies, members of the General Assembly, community advocates and members of Delaware’s regulated professions.
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