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Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce: anufacturing Technology
Program for Woodbridge and Seaford High School juniors and
ussex County has a robust manufacturing sector. To ensure its future, Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) created the Advanced Manufacturing Pathways
seniors interested in manufacturing careers.
Recently, the program received national recognition from the National Council for Workforce Education, a testimony to the initiative’s collaborative efforts, program results and potential economic impact.
Bill Pfaff, Director of Economic Development for Sussex County, referenced companies such as ALOFT AeroArchitects in Georgetown, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton and Atlantis Industries in Georgetown as growth companies in need of a well-trained workforce.
Training includes learning how to operate and repair electrical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics, mechanical connections, valves and flow meters. Students also study production assembly and programmable logic controllers as well as safety and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules in the manufacturing facilities. Students can focus on manufacturing logistics or hands-on manufacturing. Most students get additional on-the-job training through internships at local companies.
 Workforce and Pathway Programs
• Aviation Maintenance Technology
• Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
• Business and Finance
• Information Technology and Networking
• Diesel Mechanic
• Police Training Academy • Healthcare
A:That’s a touchy question... There are      
Bill Pfaff
Sussex County
Q:If you could name only
one reason why a business
should consider Sussex
                                     favorite reason for being here.
We’re fortunate in that Sussex County is among the
                 many of which will never be developed because they         conducive for businesses to operate here.
sales tax in Delaware — an asset that many do not realize! Transportation here is easy: We are close to                 in and out an easy process.
If you have not thought of Sussex as a great place to
would like to know more about our new business
                   or email us at

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