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DelTech just received a $2.4M federal grant to boost diversity in STEM

“We are looking at getting students to know they can go into those jobs but also be prepared for those jobs as well.”

The fountains at DelTech. (Photo by Flickr user Mike Mahaffie, used under a Creative Commons license)

Delaware Technical Community College just received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Stretched out over the next five years, the grant will be used for the sole purpose of encouraging minority high school students in New Castle County to pursue careers in STEM fields.
“There’s a huge need for minority representation in all areas of healthcare specifically doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, etc,” Paul Morris, assistant vice president of workforce development at DelTech told Delaware Public Media. “We are looking at getting students to know they can go into those jobs but also be prepared for those jobs as well.”
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Earlier this year, DelTech was named the fourth-best IT community college in the nation.

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