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  • Counselor & Administrator Conference

    The Delaware Department of Education Teaching & Learning Branch invites you to the second annual Career and College Readiness Counselor & Administrator Conference.  This event will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm at the Delaware Technical & Community College Conference Center, Terry Campus, Dover. It is recommended that each participating high school send a team of no more than two counselors, one school administrator, and one district administrator.  There is no cost to attend.  Please hold the date.

    Counselor & Administrator Conference Presentations:

    Preparing High School Classrooms for the Future of Culinary and Hospitality Industries

    This summer high school teachers from across the United States visited the University of Delaware to learn hands-on skills to help them better prepare their students for hospitality education programs and careers in the restaurant industry.

    Delaware Career Pathways Expanding

    Aaron Guthrie, a 17-year-old rising senior at William Penn High School, wants to be an electrical engineer. He’s not waiting to graduate to start getting job experience.

    First-time STEM teachers get crash course at summer trainings - Delaware NPR

    Kids in Delaware have been trying things like computer coding at STEM education camps this summer. But they're not the only ones honing in on science, technology, engineering and math during the break. Teachers are also getting ready for first-run STEM classes next year.

    Jobs for the Future Spotlight: Delaware

    Since joining the Network only a year ago, Delaware has made rapid progress in laying the groundwork for a statewide system of grades 9-14 pathways.

    Workforce training program expands to Sussex County

    A program enabling high school students to earn college credit by learning manufacturing skills from area employers has been expanded into Sussex County.

    Markell names 15 Delaware schools to receive grants

    Gov. Jack Markell announced Wednesday the 15 high schools slated to receive the first round of workforce training grants under the new Pathways to Prosperity program.

    State grant gives boost to restaurant careers

    ProStart, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s program to train high school students for careers in foodservice and culinary arts, received a boost through $500,000 from the state of Delaware as part of a new, statewide career-training initiative.

    Markell launches Delaware workforce training program

    Gov. Jack Markell has allocated $1 million over two years to launch the Pathways to Prosperity initiative. The program allows high school students to earn college credit by spending hundreds of hours in specialized instruction for high-demand job opportunities.