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WOODSIDE, Del.- Fifteen high school are set to receive nearly half a million dollars in funding under a Pathways to Prosperity program in Delaware.

Governor Jack Markell announced the funding at Polytech High School Wednesday afternoon.

"Every Delaware student must have access to an education that best prepares him or her for our changing world," said Markell. " Pathways to Prosperity is establishing the necessary partnerships with Delaware employers, universities, and school districts to prepare students for a bright future in high-demand fields and careers."

The schools will receive the first round of workforce training grants under the program. It will provide students with the opportunity to gain workplace experience and also earn college credits. The grant funds will be used by school districts for career and technical education programs in high demand fields like Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management and Engineering.

"The importance of this program is the impact it has on the Delaware economy," explains Jeremy McEntire, the Community Education Coordinator at Polytech High School. "Manufacturing is a huge part of our economy and what we do and the program actually enables employers to be able to identify needs that they have to be able to help their employees move through a career pathway"

The grant recipients include schools in Kent and Sussex Counties like Polytech High School, Caesar Rodney High School, Smyrna High School, Laurel High School, Seaford High School and Sussex Academy. Other schools receiving money from the state include Appoquinimink High School, Middletown High School, Brandywine High School, Mount Pleasant High School, Glasgow High School, William Penn High School, Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tehc High School, Newark Charter High School and McKean High School.

Each school will offer at least one program. Some will offer a few more.

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