State Rep. Jesse Vanderwende, of Bridgeville, recently visited Sussex Technical High School to serve as guest principal, getting a tour of the school and introduction to its 17 career-technical areas.

Vanderwende toured the school with Principal John Demby, visiting technical areas including landscape and environmental, media broadcasting and automotive technologies. He also learned more about the school’s Career Capstone program, also known as work-based learning, which gives all seniors the opportunity to work part-time in their field during their senior year.

Sussex Tech’s Guest Principal program brings local community leaders, elected officials and business owners into the school for a firsthand demonstration of the value of career-technical education and the impact Sussex Tech has on the Sussex County economy.