WILMINGTON, Del. – On December 12, 2017, Governor John Carney will host a roundtable with Delaware employers to discuss the expansion of work-based learning in Delaware. Governor Carney will be joined by Mark Brainard, President of Delaware Technical Community College, and representatives from Delaware employers to discuss workforce development, Delaware’s career pathways efforts and the […]
Secretary of Education Susan Bunting today announced more than $400,000 in public grants to support new high school pathway programs. The effort expands on the statewide Delaware Pathways initiative to prepare all students to excel in key fields that offer good job opportunities in the new economy. The 40 competitive grants, awarded from federal Perkins funds, will benefit 16 districts or charter schools for the 2018-19 school year.
When it comes to career and technical education and preparing young people for life after high school, Delaware is emerging as a national and international leader, according to “Propelling College and Career Success: The Role of Strategic Partnerships in Scaling Delaware Pathways,” a case study just released by Jobs for the Future (JFF). The case study is part of a larger series, supported by a gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation to Harvard University, examining how states and regions are preparing tomorrow’s workforce and highlighting promising practices that can inform other college and career readiness efforts around the country.
Governor Markell Announces Nomination of Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. to Serve as Secretary of Labor
Governor Markell announced the nomination of respected educator and human resources expert Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. to serve as Delaware’s next Secretary of Labor.
Building on efforts to ensure all Delaware students graduate prepared to continue their education or start a career, the Governor announced that the number of high school students taking college-level classes before graduation is dramatically increasing for the second consecutive year.