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  • Governor's Weekly Message: Expanding Opportunities for Our Students With Language ImmersionWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, filmed at W.B. Simpson Elementary, Governor Markell highlights the World Language Immersion Initiative and announces its expansion.2016-05-27 12:01:34
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Expanding Opportunities for Our Students With Language ImmersionAll of our young people deserve access to the best possible education and training for their futures. That means supporting them in reading, writing, math, and science, and helping them acquire key skills for jobs in growing industries. But, we must not overlook the value of language learning. In today’s interconnected world, our economy and individuals’ job opportunities increasingly rely on the ability to communicate with people whose first language isn’t English.2016-05-27 12:01:25
  • Governor Markell Announces Expansion of World Language Immersion InitiativeGovernor Jack Markell, who provided the leadership and funding for language immersion studies in Delaware elementary schools through his World Language Expansion Initiative in 2011, on Tuesday joined immersion students from across the Caesar Rodney School District for a celebratory event at Simpson Elementary School, where he also discussed the state’s plan to expand the program and to ensure students can continue their immersion language study after elementary school.2016-05-24 16:40:08
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Preparing Our Students to Thrive in Rewarding CareersBuilding a rewarding career in growing industries today increasingly requires education and training beyond the traditional high school curriculum. We’re committed to opening those pathways for every Delaware student. One way is through our innovative Pathways to Prosperity program. It’s forging partnerships between employers, school districts, and institutions of higher education to provide hands-on, real-world training to high school students.2016-05-20 12:02:36
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Preparing Our Students to Thrive in Rewarding CareersWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights Delaware's commitment to ensuring students have the skills and education they need to thrive in the new economy. 2016-05-20 12:02:05
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Empowering Delawareans to be Financially Literate and Grow Our EconomyDelaware’s economy continues to get stronger, with a low unemployment rate and record job creation that leads the region. But at a time of rapid economic changes, many people continue to struggle with financial insecurity. A recent study found more than 60 percent of Americans are not prepared to handle even minor unexpected expenses. Financial insecurity limits opportunities for home ownership, higher education, and retirement savings. It impacts employers and the broader community, and puts a strain on government assistance programs. 2016-05-13 12:01:18
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Empowering Delawareans to be Financially Literate and Grow Our EconomyWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the work of Stand By Me, a financial empowerment program that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. 2016-05-13 12:00:49
  • Governor and Legislators Propose Expansion of Needle and Syringe Exchange ProgramToday, Governor Markell announced his support for legislation that would authorize the Division of Public Health (DPH) to expand the Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) statewide to help reduce the sharing of potentially infected needles and support the state’s larger efforts to address opioid addiction and HIV transmission. This enabling legislation would allow the program to go statewide should federal funding become available.2016-05-12 15:16:16
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Recognizing the Contributions of Delaware’s Public ServantsWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell recognizes the Delawareans who have devoted their career to public service, and talks about the positive impact of their work in building safe and strong communities and a responsive government that meets peoples’ needs.2016-05-06 12:00:53
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Contributions of Delaware’s Public ServantsThis time each year we recognize the contributions of teachers, law enforcement officers, and the many Delawareans who devote their career to public service. These individuals are often unsung heroes – doing the work that keeps our state running. Some, including correctional officers, police officers, firefighters and first responders, and members of the National Guard, put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. Others teach and inspire future generations, help the unemployed find work, protect the air and water, plow our streets, care for the sick and vulnerable, and the list goes on. 2016-05-06 12:00:32
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Expanding Opportunities to Promote HomeownershipWilmington, 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.2016-04-29 12:01:02
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Expanding Opportunities to Promote HomeownershipOwning 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. 2016-04-29 12:00:21
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Reducing Employment Barriers for our Skilled Workforce through Professional Licensing ReformWilmington, 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.2016-04-22 12:00:52
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Reducing Employment Barriers for our Skilled Workforce through Professional Licensing ReformWe 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. 2016-04-22 12:00:33
  • Governor Markell creates professional regulatory review committeeActing 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.2016-04-20 17:34:11
  • Culinary Training Facility at State’s Largest Prison dedicated to memory of Delaware Restauranteur Matt HaleyToday Governor Markell, Department of Correction and Department of Education administrators and State Senator Bruce Ennis, Chair of the Senate’s Corrections Committee, joined family members of the late Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley and representatives from SoDel Concepts, the restaurant group he founded, to dedicate the future site of the Matt Haley Culinary Arts Training Center at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) in Smyrna. Markell sought the funding to convert an unused cafeteria dining building at the state’s largest prison into the training facility, which will feature a commercial-style restaurant kitchen and an attached classroom. Funding was appropriated by the General Assembly in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and the project is currently in the design phase. 2016-04-19 17:15:45
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Giving All Delawareans Affordable Opportunities to Gain the Right Skills for Today’s EconomyMore than ever, access to good jobs and a rewarding career requires education and training beyond a high school diploma. We have no higher priority than to ensure that we give all Delawareans affordable opportunities to gain the right skills for today’s economy. 2016-04-15 12:24:50
  • Governor's Weekly Message: Giving All Delawareans Affordable Opportunities to Gain the Right Skills for Today’s EconomyWilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights how the state is supporting efforts to connect Delawareans to affordable education and workforce training opportunities beyond high school at a time when continuing education is increasingly necessary to compete for good jobs in the new economy.2016-04-15 12:23:57
  • Legislation Introduced to Expand SEED College ScholarshipBuilding on the state’s progress toward giving every Delawarean access to the education and training required to thrive in the new economy, Governor Markell today announced legislation to expand scholarships that provide two years of free college tuition to Delaware students.2016-04-12 12:35:39
  • 50 Graduate from Innovative Workforce Employment ProgramGovernor Markell today joined hundreds of friends and family members who celebrated the graduation of 50 Delawareans who have recently completed the Generation USA Youth Employment Program, a partnership with the McKinsey Social initiative, and are on the path to securing employment in a variety of in-demand fields. This evening’s ceremony in the Clarion Hotel’s Belle Golden Ballroom recognized individuals who have completed training through the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and the new customer service program, which prepares participants for a range of customer-facing roles, including in hospitality and retail companies. Additionally, the CNA program is currently holding classes and Generation is recruiting 50 students to begin the customer service training program in May.2016-04-11 22:00:57



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