Commentary: Sussex Tech learning should include ROTC


By Tim Shaffer I believe very strongly in the importance of high school workplace learning. A few months ago, I read with interest (and amusement) that Sussex Tech would be requiring all students to participate in their work-based learning program. Today I read your follow-up in the Delaware State News (“Sussex Tech’s JROTC program to […]

Race for Coach Nic 5K set March 28

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical High School will host the second annual Race for Coach Nic 5K on Saturday, March 28, with proceeds supporting the Lou Nicoletti Scholarship for a track and field athlete, as well as benefiting the cross-country and track and field teams. Mr. Nicoletti retired in 2018 after more than four decades of […]

Deadline looms for Sussex Tech JROTC program

GEORGETOWN – A deadline is approaching for the Sussex Technical High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program, which will likely close at the end of the current school year if instructional command is not secured. With JROTC instructors Maj. Ben Jester retiring at the end of the year, and 1st Sgt. Timothy Spence having […]

Sussex Tech launching new welding course this fall

GEORGETOWN — Students in the construction and industrial trades at Sussex Technical High School can sign up for a new course in welding and fabrication this fall, the latest step in the school’s renewed focus on career and technical education. The integrated welding course will be a required elective for students in the HVAC-R, electrical, […]

At Sussex Tech, JROTC program may not fit

GEORGETOWN – In the educational jigsaw puzzle of Sussex Tech High School’s work-based learning initiative, Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps may be a piece that does not fit. That was the word Monday from Sussex Tech School District Superintendent Stephen Guthrie and senior ROTC instructor Maj. Ben Jester, amid pleas from several parents to keep […]

Sussex Tech students named Word, PowerPoint champs

GEORGETOWN — Two Sussex Technical High School business, finance and marketing students have been named Delaware’s champions in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word after a statewide skills challenge, and will represent the First State in the national championships later this year. Lizbeth Cortez-Galindo, a junior from Milford, is the state PowerPoint champion, and Daniel Rubini, […]

Sussex Tech application period closes Jan. 8

GEORGETOWN – The application deadline is drawing near for Sussex County eighth-graders seeking a career-technical education at Sussex Tech High School. Jan. 8, 2020 is the deadline to apply for Sussex Tech’s random lottery drawing for admission. A grade nine through 12 high school, Sussex Tech offers career-technical education in 17 areas. Applications are now […]

Letter to the Editor: Too many denied vocational education

The Delaware State News reports, “The annual open house at Sussex Tech for potential eighth grade applicants, held Saturday, drew more than 1200 people, that marks a 17% increase over 2016. Last year Sussex Tech had 802 applicants, Only 287 were accepted. This means 515 children were denied the opportunity to receive a vocational education. […]

Commentary: Sussex Tech denial a blow to trade schools

I just can’t believe it. This makes no sense. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce recently held a workshop with Delaware Tech, The National Association of Workforce Boards and Delaware Gov. John Carney. Even the Department of Education, (DOE) has reversed their education direction toward this subject. That being, “The future of work is changing. […]

Sussex Tech dealt setback in new school quest

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Tech has been dealt a technical knockout blow. Sussex Tech responded Tuesday morning after learning it did not win state approval for a new school. The district had applied to the Delaware Department of Education for a certificate of necessity, the first step in obtaining state support and funding for the capital […]