May 11, 2020
On Sunday Governor Carney signed the  sixteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration , suspending end-of-year evaluations for educators, professional development requirements and assessments due to the suspension of the school year caused by COVID-19.

Many of you probably had your calendar marked for our Superstars in Education awards reception that was scheduled for this evening. It has, of course, been postponed. But I still want to take a moment today to recognize the outstanding education programs that comprise our 2020 Class of Superstars in Education winners.

  • W.O.L.V.E.S Reading Program, Las Américas ASPIRA Academy
  • Student Advisory Program, Talley Middle School
  • Sussex Tech Health Professions Program, Sussex Technical High School

These schools, and many others, are continuing to do inspiring things through this pandemic. As a father of three, I nod my hat at our state's educators for continuing to deliver important curriculum to their students who are now learning at home. Just like businesses, schools had to think creatively and become more innovative than ever to keep things going.

One of the many important things we advocate for at the State Chamber is workforce development. These three Superstar programs do just that. I encourage you to take a few minutes and read about these innovative programs that are preparing tomorrow's workforce:
Wolves that Learn and Grow with the Pack
Las Américas ASPIRA Academy
Illuminating Topics that Make a Difference
Talley Middle School
Preparing the Next Generation of Health Professionals
Sussex Technical High School
Michael J. Quaranta
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Upcoming Events:
TUESDAY, MAY 12 | 10:00 AM

Patrick Harker, president & chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will provide regional economic outlook with a focus on Delaware’s economy. Harker will also take a deep dive on key industries, including manufacturing and construction, agriculture, hospitality, finance, and the legal sector.

Sponsor: WSFS Bank

TUESDAY, MAY 19 | 11:00 AM

In the last few weeks, Sussex County has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. Many of the people affected are employed in the agriculture sector. Their absence from the workplace is creating challenges for the supply of food at grocery stores, and will soon impact restaurants and workplace cafeterias too. 

Sponsor: FMC Corporation

Delaware Tech is an open-admission institution of higher education committed to Delawareans - to the success of their students, the local employers who hire their graduates, and the community. Delaware Tech will be celebrating its Class of 2020 by live streaming its Commencements this week.
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