Jobs

Ideas presented at the Reinventing Delaware events came from numerous individuals across the state. Guests were assigned a table and asked to present their idea within two to four minutes with questions from their table. Each table then voted on the best idea at their table. At the culmination of the evening one idea was voted the top idea of the night.

Jobs

Bulldozer Academy (JI1116.01) Partner with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation to create heavy equipment operator training center in Southbridge, Wilm.

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Internships for Adults (JI1116.02) Internships for Adults (IFA) provides access to 1, 2, or 3 day internships/job shadowing opportunities to adults who are post-college age, are motivated to follow their passions or dreams, but need to establish relationships with various companies in a more structured way; think of IFA as a “career audit”!

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Employers and Small Businesses (JI1116.03) Attract creative and innovative employers and small businesses to Delaware.

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Attract and Retain Non-Delaware Talent (JI1116.04) Make private employers of choice in our nation.  Bring SME’s in marketing, recruiting, and State tourism together to share and build on attraction techniques

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Responsive Delaware (JI1116.05) Encourage Public Education to develop and prepare trained workforce specific graduates to contribute to the economic development effort.

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DE Tech Hub (JI1116.06) Create increased working relationship of higher education and businesses around technology. Institutionalize student through loan repayment and job placement.

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Cross Governmental Mentoring (JI1116.07) Gov and businesses face significant loss of experience and knowledge with baby boomers retirement. Younger workers want more supportive work environments; state and local gov’t should partner with state and local chambers of commerce to design and advertise as a recruiting and retention tools – mentoring programs.

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Delaware Software Lab (JI1116.08) To create a critical mass for early stage software companies & talent in Wilmington, we’re launching Delaware Software Lab.

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Hatch House Ventures (HHV) @ Wilmington (JI1116.09) HHV is a network of pre-accelerators for recent graduates, acting as the bridge between HigherED and later stage support organizations for entrepreneurs.

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2,000 jobs in 7 Years (JI1116.10) Create a public/private partnership to create 2,000 jobs over the next 7 years in the City of Wilmington for the unemployed or “unemployable”.

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Accelerator (JI1116.11) Local innovation ecosystems are expanding, and startup accelerators help to launch and scale entrepreneurs..

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Student Loan Incentive (JI1116.12) Attract Professionals to Wilmington by offering to pay, through a private/public partnership, a portion (say 25%) of their outstanding graduate school loans over five years, if they relocate to Wilmington

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Cancer Research/Moonshot (JI1116.13) Create a Delaware Cancer Research and Innovation Enterprise District.

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 Healing the Body Through the Mind  – A Holistic Healthcare Approach (JI1116.14) Differentiate Delaware as the leader in healthcare services by integrating traditional medical treatments (the body) with advanced psychotherapy and mental health approaches (the mind).

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Wings then Roots (JI1116.15) Wings then Roots: a major effort to engage hundreds of Delaware employers, business, nonprofit and government leaders, who commit formally to become mentors, and hopefully to offer internship(s).  Let’s give top UD students a look at, a taste for, comfort with the real Delaware.

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