Technical education developed differently in Delaware, Iowa

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Before Delaware’s system of county technical high schools developed, there was H. Fletcher Brown Vo-Tech.

Kathy Demarest, supervisor of community relations for the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District, said it operated as the state’s sole vo-tech from the late 1940s until 1969. Delcastle Technical High School was built in Wilmington that year to replace it and serve New Castle County. A vo-tech was also built in Delaware’s two other counties to serve those areas.

During that same time period, Delaware Technical and Community College was created. It is the only technical and community college in the state.

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