COMMENTARY: Addressing capital needs of Delaware Tech

In 2006, Delaware Tech made a plea to Delaware’s General Assembly, asking members to support legislation that would address our long-term capital needs. While there was no legislative solution that year and the state would soon be hit by a national recession, the college has made the best of a difficult situation in order to fulfill our mission. Thanks to one-time federal grants and stimulus funding from Gov. Markell’s Jobs Plan initiative, we’ve been able to renovate and expand in key areas like aviation maintenance, energy and nursing to address critical workforce needs.