Monday, April 14th at 7:30 a.m.

Governor Markell will co-host an event with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation addressing effective workforce training initiatives and the important role of the Common Core State Standards in preparing students for successful careers . The Governor will be joined by former Governor of Maine John McKernan, who now leads the Chamber Foundation, as well as University of Delaware President Patrick Harker, State Board of Education President Teri Quinn Gray, Pepco CEO Joe Rigby, and leaders from Delaware's education and business communities. Hotel DuPont, Wilmington

Agenda for High Standards, Prepared Workforce: How Delaware is Hitting the Mark (more details available here):

  • 7:30 a.m. Welcome by Governor Markell and address by Governor McKernan
  • 7:50 a.m. Panel discussion on how high education standards ensure students success.
  • 9:00 a.m. Business-education partnership spotlight
  • 9:15 a.m. Closing remarks by Governor Markell

Monday, April 14th at 3:30 p.m.

Governor Markell will read to students of the Early Development Center at the Latin American Community Center (LACC) . Governor Markell will join LACC Executive Director Maria Matos and Early Development Center Director Rachel Staab to read to students enrolled in the early childhood program. Latin American Community Center, 403 North Van Buren Street, Wilmington

Tuesday, April 15th at 2:30 p.m.

Governor Markell will join members of the Delaware STEM Council to announce a partnership with businesses that will give middle school students exposure to the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The STEM Council was established as part of Delaware’s Race to the Top initiatives . Junior Achievement, 522 South Walnut Street, Wilmington

Wednesday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m.

Governor Markell will speak at the Amplified Geochemical Imaging, LLC Grand Opening . Pencader Corporate Center, 210 Executive Drive, Suite 1, Newark

Wednesday, April 16th at 6:15 p.m.

Governor Markell will be presented the Delaware Bio Government Official Award at the Delaware Bioscience Association Annual Awards Gala . DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington

Thursday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Governor Markell will provide keynote remarks at the grand opening of Popdot Sign & Graphics . 1010 North Union Street, Wilmington

Thursday, April 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Governor Markell will speak at the opening of the Achievement Center . Achievement Center, 38 Vandever Avenue, Multi-purpose Room, Wilmington