GEORGETOWN, Del. – On Feb. 18, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del) congratulated Delaware Technical Community College on the dedication of the new Theodore C. Freeman Power plant Education Building on the Georgetown Campus.
Sen. Carper was unable to attend the dedication, but recorded a message in which he said:
“I am thrilled that this new facility is opening its doors. In doing so, it opens the doors to world class training and fruitful careers in aircraft maintenance for students – not just now but for years to come. This dedication represents the best of federal and local government working together, with Sussex County donating the land and hangar and the federal grant that makes the power plant program possible. Along with Vice President Biden, former Governor Mike Castle and former Senator Ted Kaufman, I worked hard to make the Sussex County airport an economic driver for Southern Delaware. There is great potential to attract more aviation-related businesses and a primed talent pool will certainly help to propel them here quicker.”
The power plant program is the second part of a three-phase Associate Degree program being developed by Delaware Tech at the Georgetown airport as part of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants providing funds to community colleges for career programs in areas with growing need for trained employees.