3 unique Delaware classes

Robert Gibson Sussex Delaware Teacher

Everyone knows that few schools are just reading, writing and arithmetic any more.

But several Delaware high schools have unique programs that aren’t available anywhere else in the state.

Here are a few examples of such one-of-a-kind career pathways – plus an unusual club with multiple benefits.

That does compute

Sussex Central High in Georgetown in 2010 started the state’s only high school information technology program that offers Microsoft certification. It now includes almost 300 students.

Middletown FFA member is state's first national president

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David Townsend had a few moments recently to reflect on the iconic blue corduroy jacket that has been a part of his life since he was a freshman in high school.

Seven years ago, the now 22-year-old received his first Future Farmers of America jacket and has worn it with pride since.

The newest blue jacket he began wearing only recently is a source of honor and gratification for Townsend, as well as represents the pride felt by everyone who has worn the colors in Delaware.

New Internships in IT ensure that graduates are job ready

Mike Maksymow Photo Beebe Healthcare STEM Delaware

Thanks to two newly established internship programs with

Beebe Healthcare and Perdue, Delaware Tech computer

technology students are getting the hands-on training and

real world experience that employers look for in new hires.

“The employers in Sussex County don’t realize how much

our students know and how prepared they are to take on jobs,”

Owens Campus Computer Information Systems (CIS) Chairperson

George Cognet said. “But with these internships, employers are

helping us, we are helping them, and in the end it will lead to jobs

Wesley Professor Op-Ed Featured in Delaware STEM Publication

William Bill Kroen Wesley College

Wesley Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the Environment, Dr. William Kroen, wrote an Op-Ed titled “All Citizens Need to Understand the Importance of the Scientific Process” for the Delaware STEM publication.

DSU ‘cybersecurity conversation’ covers threats, job opportunities

DOVER — Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson says the U.S. is in the midst of a cyber conflict right now.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), which exists within the Department of Homeland Security to be the sole portal for the receipt of cyber threat indicators for the federal government, received 145,566 reports of cyber attacks last year alone, he said.


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