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Del Tech gets grant to support Allied Health & Nursing programs

Delaware Technical Community College has received a $100,000 grant from Highmark Delaware’s Blueprints for the Community.

The latest Highmark funding will continue to help Del Tech build its Nursing and Allied Health programs.

“The grant will help us purchase simulation equipment for both our Nursing Programs and our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. We’ve been blessed to be in a partnership with Highmark Delaware. They have given us $318,000 over the past several years and we’ve been able to buy equipment for our nursing and and allied health programs,” said the school’s vice president for strategic communication and marketing Christine Gillan.

Gillan notes the grant allows the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program to add new software and equipment expanding its ability to teach obstetrical scanning of rare fetal anomalies.

She says it will also allow Del Tech to extend its peripheral vascular studies offerings beyond the clinical setting, which can be time consuming to teach.

Del Tech’s Nursing Program will add a new simulation mannequin with the grant money. Those mannequins are used on all of the College’s campuses and provide students with the opportunity to experience real-life patient scenarios.


She calls the simulation-based education provided in these programs critical to helping Del Tech students to be job-ready on day one of their careers.

Highmark Delaware has given Delaware Tech $318,000 in grant funding over the past several years.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.