District Newsletter

New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District

Victoria C. Gehrt, Superintendent

Michele Marra, Administrative Assistant

June 2019

Dear Parents and Staff,

This is my final newsletter as Superintendent of the NCCVT School District, as I will be retiring effective July 1, 2019. It has been an honor and privilege to have served you, our students, and community over the past eight years. Dr. Joseph Jones, currently our Director of Assessment and Accountability, is my successor. Please welcome him with open arms. He will serve you well and know he will be communicating with you once he begins in July.

Enjoy the newsletter and photos in this electronic publication.

In gratitude,

Victoria C. Gehrt

NCCVT's 2nd Job Signing Day

On Monday, May 6, the school district held its 2nd Job Signing Day. Twenty-one students signed with eighteen different employers for full-time jobs after graduation. These are not the only students who will be offered jobs, but are representative of the different opportunities being given to our graduates.

US Senator Chris Coons was our guest host and speaker, with welcoming remarks by Dr. Gehrt.

Signing Day Hosted by Hodgson

Hodgson was selected to be a National Signing Day site by SkillsUSA, the nation's career and technical student organization. The event, held May 8, was sponsored by Klein Tools for students who were being offered full-time jobs in the construction trades by local employers. Fifty seniors from Hodgson's Plumbing, Carpentry, Masonry, and Electrical Trades career programs participated with their employer representatives. More than 300 high schools across the country were selected to host similar events.

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Biennial Business Partnership Dinner Held This Past May

On May 8 the NCCVT School District held a dinner to recognize all business partners who play a crucial role in preparing our students for success beyond graduation. Those who attended either serve on one of our district's 39 different career and technical program advisory committees or employ our students, providing cooperative education placements.

Governor John Carney provided the welcoming remarks, Secretary of Labor, Cerron Cade was the keynote speaker, and four of our students representing each of our schools talked about their school-to-work experience. They were Nyla Thompson from Delcastle, Aatiq Vann from Hodgson, Mileena Jackson from Howard, and Ke'Anna Williams from St. Georges.

We also recognized three of our longer-term employers and their contributions to our schools and district. They included Jaclyn Quinn with The Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, MDavis represented by John Gooden, and RC Fabricators represented by Joseph Trincia.

The support NCCVT School District receives from its community of business partners makes us the top-rated school system for which we are renowned. Our students and our community benefit from these valuable business partnerships.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2019 graduates from our four illustrious high schools!

Delcastle - Hodgson - Howard - St. Georges

Remember the importance and significance of the message, the theme Dr. Gehrt's graduation remarks:

Leap of Faith

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