STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, Education is now more meaningful and relevant for all youth and adults through improved and enlarged curricula in Vocational Education; and
WHEREAS, with such vocational curricula and increasingly effective individual counseling, youth, adults and community interests and needs are being better served; and
WHEREAS, emphasis has been increased to prepare individuals to enter employment and to be upgraded from present employment levels; and
WHEREAS, Vocational Education appears to offer the single most promising route toward alleviating the critical social problems of our State and Country; and
WHEREAS, the American Vocational Association, by representative assembly, has established the second week in February as "Vocational Education Week" and is supported by the Delaware Vocational Association in this action; and
WHEREAS, the ultimate success of this endeavor rests with each and every individual who is concerned with providing opportunities through a comprehensive educational curriculum for all students;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim the week of February 7-13, 1971, as
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
in Delaware, and urge all residents of the First State to observe this week by making themselves better acquainted with Vocational Education opportunities and programs by visiting any vocational facility in their area.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this
(GREAT SEAL) eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fifth.
RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State