CHAPTER 787

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 36

RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR REQUESTING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO CONDUCT A STUDY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A CENTRAL BRANCH OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN KENT COUNTY.

WHEREAS, in 1966 the General Assembly of Delaware authorized the creation of the Delaware Technical and Community College as a two-year system of post secondary institutions to help meet the State's expanding need for higher education; and

WHEREAS, this comprehensive Community College program plays a special role in making higher education available to people who might not otherwise be able, for financial or other reasons, to attend college and additionally offers both occupational education attuned to Delaware's economy and transfer programs enabling students to go on for a baccalaureate at a four-year college; and

WHEREAS, two branches of the Delaware Technical and Community College have been established, the Northern Branch in Wilmington and the Southern Branch in Georgetown; and

WHEREAS, the fields of finance, real estate, insurance, manufacturing, etc. all need more college-trained people; and

WHEREAS, Kent County is experiencing the same pattern of change that is seen in other parts of the State with reference to population increases and the shift in occupational needs from the unskilled to the highly skilled and semi-professional; and

WHEREAS, many persons in Kent County are unable to obtain this type of post secondary education in a Community College because they live beyond a reasonable commuting distance; and

WHEREAS, the educational approach (versus the recruitment approach) would expand the pool of highly trained citizens and strengthen the economic base of Kent County,

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the Governor of Delaware request the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Technical and Community College to conduct a study for the purpose of determining the feasibility of establishing a Central Branch of the Delaware Technical and Community College in Kent County by September of 1971.

Approved June 1, 1970.