By Ruth Bryna 3:14pm, February 22, 2014In just a few years, over half of Delaware's job will require education beyond high school.
In his weekly address, Governor Markell says that means colleges and universities have a more critical role than ever in growing our economy. The Governor highlighted a program at Delaware Tech, which trains students to work in the aviation industry at its Sussex County Airport facility.
"Students are being trained for jobs in a crucial industry in our state. Aviation companies like Dassault Falcon prospered even during the recent recession, but good jobs are only available to those who are trained on the right machinery. Delaware Techâ€™s new program here gives students access to the latest technology," said Markell.
The governor said he also supports a partnership between the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical Community College to train students and invest in research in cyber security, which he says is key to the state's economic future.
"Hundreds of unfilled positions in this field exist in Delaware today, but the benefits of a thriving cyber sector go beyond those jobs. We need talented cyber professionals to secure our personal information, and our businessesâ€™ intellectual property online. These programs are only the tip of the iceberg of whatâ€™s possible," said Markell.
Markell says training people in growing industries will keep Delaware moving forward.
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