Workforce Resources

Delaware is open for business! Central Delaware is working hard to ensure a landscape that offers opportunity for the talented local Delawarean workforce and businesses to prosper. Let’s get to work!

Central Delaware is filled with skilled workforce, there are numerous institutions helping grow our future labors into what a business would need. Division of Small Business can offer matching training grants for customized training up to $100,000 per qualified project. The matching portion of the grant can be an in-kind contribution while training is customized to the company’s specific needs.

Dover Air Force Base retirees are ripe with the knowledge and skills your business needs. Highly trained veterans are an asset to any company, their level of experience is hard to come by in the civilian world and here in Central Delaware we have that skilled workforce.

With major research universities within easy access, Central Delaware has a talented workforce spanning from across the nation and the world. Central Delaware’s rich history of breakthrough innovations has supported an intense concentration of major research labs, research-intensive businesses and research universities.

Delaware State University with its main campus in Dover is one of the nation's most respected Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  It is also the only Delaware university offering degrees in aviation and features its own airfield. In addition, Central Delaware is home to a host of liberal arts and design colleges and universities. Central Delaware is also within easy access to some of the nation's most respected ivy league institutions and medical schools.

Central Delaware’s Higher Education:

  • Delaware State University
  • Delaware Technical Community College
  • Welsey College
  • Wilmington University
  • Polytech Adult Education
  • Polytech Vocational High School