William Penn's first cohort will start the pathway program next year as juniors. (From left: Del Tech President Mark Brainard, William Penn Allied Health students, Bank of America Delaware President Chip Rossi, Colonial School District Superintendent Jeff Menzer.)

William Penn, Del Tech launch pathway to expand nursing pipeline

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A newly-funded career pathway partnership between a state college and a high school aims to tackle the national nursing shortage while giving students college credits to advance into a career in health care. Delaware Technical Community College and William Penn High School in the Colonial School District announced Monday the launch of the Patient Care Technician/Nursing Pathway Program. The partnership …

DelTech is seeking $525,000 in state funding for salary competitiveness.

DelTech questioned about extra salary funding, pay discrepancy 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

It was higher education day in the Joint Finance Committee Thursday, in which the big three state institutions ‚Äď University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College ‚Äď made their cases for millions in state funding. DelTech, which has $100,460,200 penciled in through the Governor’s Recommended Budget, is asking for additional $525,000 for salary competitiveness, which the …

DelTech is asking the state for nearly $25 million for different projects. (Photo from Delaware Technical Community College)

DelTech asks state for $24.8M for ‚Äėcritical’ capital needs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware Technical Community College is asking the state for $24,815,300 for next fiscal year in order to address critical capital needs.¬† DelTech President Mark Brainard told the Joint Capital Improvement Committee in a hearing Tuesday that there‚Äôs six projects that the college is prioritizing as ‚Äėcritical,‚Äô which amount to a price tag of $19.8 million.¬† Here‚Äôs how DelTech would spend …

Three state colleges asked for millions of dollars in funding to them in next year's budget. (University of Delaware Facebook)

College budget hearings bring up safety, salary concerns

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Funding requests from three state colleges in General Assembly financial hearings Thursday drew questions about campus safety, fair pay and transparency. Collectively, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and University of Delaware asked the state Joint Finance Committee for $32,534,000 for Fiscal Year 2024, which starts July 1. The committee, made of members of both the state House and …