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 […]

Sussex Tech seeks support for building new school

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District is seeking Delaware Department of Education’s approval and legislative support in its plans for a new high school in its vocational/technical educational renaissance. “We want to provide an academic environment that is conducive to technology education,” said Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie. The school district last week unveiled plans […]

Commentary: Sussex County is transforming technical education

Tabitha Harris has known for years that she wants to work as an auto technician. So she came to Sussex Technical High School, where for three years she studied in our auto tech program and earned top-level certifications. Over the last year, as a senior, she spent half her time outside of school — not […]

Sussex Tech unveils student-designed logo

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District has a new unifying logo to be used across the district, covering both Sussex Technical High School and Adult Education Division programs. The new logo, featuring a stylized raven to represent the district mascot, highlights the district’s new core statement: “Preparing Students For Their Future.” “As we enter a […]