• Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Preparing All of Our Students for Success in College and LifeAll Delaware students deserve the chance to make the most of their talents in an economy that requires a higher level of skill than ever before. Thanks to the hard work of many educators and administrators, we are getting closer to that goal, from vast improvement in access to high quality early childhood programs, to record high school graduation rates. And after just two years, our Pathways to Prosperity program is giving thousands of students the opportunity to earn college credit and workplace experience in high-demand industries like IT, engineering, and health care. 2016-07-22 11:45:34
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Honoring the Life and Service of Tim McClanahanThis past week Delaware lost a selfless community hero and courageous first responder when volunteer firefighter Tim McClanahan was killed during a helicopter training exercise. As we grieve with Tim’s family, friends, and colleagues, we also honor and celebrate his contributions to our state – as a dedicated family member, a volunteer firefighter, and an original member of the Air Rescue team with which he was flying at the time of his tragic accident. And we are reminded of the sacrifices that first responders, police officers, and firefighters make across our state every day to keep us safe. 2016-07-15 11:59:21
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Ensuring Our Agriculture Industry ThrivesFrom poultry and livestock, to fruits and vegetables, to soybeans and other crops, Delaware’s agricultural community is as vibrant as ever. 2016-07-08 12:21:15
  • Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Expanding Access to High-Quality Early Learning ProgramsThe first few years of a child’s life are crucial to his or her success. That’s why one of our top goals has been giving all Delaware families access to high-quality early learning programs and why I made early childhood funding one of my top budget priorities this year. It supports social and emotional development, helps even the playing field for children across socio-economic levels, and puts all kids on the path to meeting their full potential. The efforts of state leaders, advocates, and, most importantly, teachers and other staff are paying off. 2016-06-24 12:01:02
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Ensuring the Rights and Safety of All Delawareans and AmericansLast Sunday, Delawareans and Americans across the country awoke to the horrifying and tragic news of the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history – a crime that the President appropriately called “an act of terror and an act of hate.” Victims were largely from the LGBT community. To Delaware’s LGBT community, we stand with you. To Camp Rehoboth and Haven at University of Delaware, thank you for standing strong and providing comfort. 2016-06-17 12:59:44
  • Weekly Message Transcript: Making the Most of the Talents of All PeopleOur state is at its best when we make the most of the talents of all of our people. Every member of our community deserves a chance to be productive, to be told they and their work matter, and to contribute to the greater good by putting their time and talent to use. 2016-06-10 12:01:11
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Beyond Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Have Served and Sacrificed2016-06-03 12:02:09
  • 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'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 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 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 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's Weekly Message Transcript: Helping Delaware Entrepreneurs Compete In The Global Marketplace While Strengthening Our Local EconomyTranscript of Governor Markell discussing Delaware's efforts to support entrepreneurs and grow Delaware’s economy by helping them enter new global markets. 2016-04-01 13:15:02
  • Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing Talents of All People to Build Our EconomyWe should strive every day to ensure everyone has access to opportunities to make the most of their own abilities. It’s a moral imperative, but it’s also a fact that we only achieve our potential as a state when we tap into the talents of all of our people.2016-03-25 15:03:16
  • Weekly Message Transcript: Creating Opportunity and Improving Quality of Life by Investing in DowntownsWe create opportunity for all Delawareans and improve quality of life when we invest in our downtowns. Individuals and businesses are increasingly attracted to work and live near urban centers, which play a crucial role in the economic and cultural life of our state. That’s why we started our Downtown Development District grant program, and it provides a variety of state and local government incentives, including grant rebates to offset the cost of residential, commercial, and industrial development in designated areas. 2016-03-18 12:00:08



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