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Gov. Markell showcases job training initiatives in weekly message

Delaware Public Media

New job training initiatives are the focus of Gov. Jack Markell’s weekly message.

Markell (D-Delaware) says his administration is working to foster partnerships between schools, colleges and businesses to help workers build the skills they need to find jobs in high growth industries.

He pointed to this week’s decision to sign on to the Generation USA youth employment project as one example.

“This program brings together health care providers with not-for-profits and Delaware Tech to provide young adults with accelerated training as certified nursing assistants," said Markell. "Those who complete the 8-week program, pass a certification test and interview successfully are guaranteed jobs with Delaware employers.”

The governor says these type of programs are part of the state’s effort to rethink workforce training – along with the Pathways to Prosperity initiative that aims at give high school workplace experience and college credit in high-demand fields.