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Over the past two years, Chris Baker, CEO and president of George & Lynch, an infrastructure contractor in Dover, estimates he has replaced about 25% of his workforce. “That number is all because of an aging workforce,” he says. A recent scan of some labor data for his own company revealed to Baker that in the…

Two years ago, future software developer Jonathan Hinds was earning minimum wage as a line cook. He had recently moved to Delaware from Maryland, where he was attending college, but had to drop out because he couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. That fall, he took a free 16-week course called ITWorks, which prepares young people…

The fibers that connect our schools to the world outside the classroom grow stronger each year. As students and educators return to school this fall, many will enter an environment where book learning comingles with concrete, on-the-job training. Many will graduate high school with college credits already in tow, or with training certifications they can use…

When Jodie Lockwood would sit down to study while working toward her master’s in nursing, she would often join her two children at the table. It was great to be together, but she had an even greater purpose in mind. “It was a good example for them,” she says. “They could see that even when…

Stefun Hawkins knows he’s a wanted man. Hawkins, 34, has just graduated from Zip Code Wilmington’s 12-week computer code writing program and is in the process of being interviewed before moving into the computer world. “There’s always going to be a need for people who go to college,” he said. “But companies have a need…

By Jeffrey P. DiSabatino As parents, we constantly think of our children’s futures, including our hopes that they achieve fulfillment and success in whatever career path they choose to pursue. When guiding your sons or daughters on career choices that could lead to such fulfillment and success, consider encouraging them to explore careers in the…

Bryon Short has a pretty compelling pitch to parents and students who might think the only path to a successful career is by heading to a four-year college after high school: How great would it be for young people to embark on their employment journeys with a little money in their pockets and without debt?…