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Delaware Pathways

College & Career Success

Education should evolve to meet the demands of both work and life so that our children can be successful. But even though employers are hiring in Delaware and Salem County (NJ), young people can’t get jobs. The unemployment rate for 20-24 year-olds more than doubled any other age group in 2014. Our kids weren’t getting the training they need despite the fact that they were capable of doing the work.

Delaware Pathways was created to resolve this skills gap and fix a broken system.

By 2025, 65% of Delaware’s workforce will have a professional certification or college degree. This will match the percentage of jobs that require one. That is Governor John Carney’s “Delaware Promise” and our commitment. United Way of Delaware is working to help our community partners connect high school career preparation with specialized training from employers. Our students will develop the skills they need to be successful. And they will meet the demands of the new economy.

Delaware Pathways provides students with career advancement opportunities in:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AgriScience)
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Affairs
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

 

  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 

Delaware Pathways

College & Career Success

Education should evolve to meet the demands of both work and life so that our children can be successful. But even though employers are hiring in Delaware and Salem County (NJ), young people can’t get jobs. The unemployment rate for 20-24 year-olds more than doubled any other age group in 2014. Our kids weren’t getting the training they need despite the fact that they were capable of doing the work. Delaware Pathways was created to resolve this skills gap and fix a broken system.

By 2025, 65% of Delaware’s workforce will have a professional certification or college degree. This will match the percentage of jobs that require one. That is Governor John Carney’s “Delaware Promise” and our commitment. United Way of Delaware is working to help our community partners connect high school career preparation with specialized training from employers. Our students will develop the skills they need to be successful. And they will meet the demands of the new economy.

Delaware Pathways provides students with career advancement opportunities in:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AgriScience)
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Affairs
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Delaware Pathways Program
CONNECT STUDENTS TO CAREERS

Delaware Pathways creates a pipeline from schools to employers in key industries throughout the state.

DEVELOP SKILLS & RELATIONSHIPS

High school students learn directly from employers. They get hands-on experience and develop the skills they need for career success.

BOOST DELAWARE'S ECONOMY

When students enter the workforce with valuable skills and training, employers can meet their hiring needs, and unemployment rates drop. This creates a better Delaware and Salem County (NJ) for us all.

CONNECT STUDENTS TO CAREERS

Delaware Pathways creates a pipeline from schools to employers in key industries throughout the state.

DEVELOP SKILLS & RELATIONSHIPS

High school students learn directly from employers. They get hands-on experience and develop the skills they need for career success.

BOOST DELAWARE'S ECONOMY

When students enter the workforce with valuable skills and training, employers can meet their hiring needs, and unemployment rates drop. This creates a better Delaware and Salem County (NJ) for us all.

Partial list of Participating Schools
  • A.I. DuPont High School
  • Appoquinimink High School
  • Brandywine High School
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Cape Henlopen High School
  • Christiana High School
  • Concord High School
  • Conrad High School
  • Delaware Military Academy
  • Delcastle High School
  • Delmar High School
  • Dover High School
  • Hodgson Technical High School
  • Howard High School
  • Indian River High School
  • Lake Forest High School
  • Milford High School
  • Middletown High School
  • Mt. Pleasant High School
  • Newark Charter High School
  • Odessa High School
  • Polytech High School
  • Smyrna High School
  • St. George’s High School
  • Sussex Central High School
  • Sussex Technical High School
  • The John Dickinson School
  • Thomas McKean High School
  • William Penn High School
  • Woodbridge High School
Partners for Pathways

We are just one small piece of the puzzle. The incredible impact of Delaware Pathways is made possible through the combined efforts of the following organizations:

Delaware Department of Education - United Way of Delaware Partner
Delaware Department of Labor logo
Division of Vocational Rehab
Delaware technical college logo
Delaware Works Logo
Looking for more information on DELAWARE PATHWAYS?

Visit delawarepathways.org, or get in touch with one of our team members to learn more about United Way of Delaware’s involvement in the pathways program.

GET IN TOUCH

Orrin White
Orrin White

Director, College & Career Success

Partial list of Participating Schools
  • A.I. DuPont High School
  • Appoquinimink High School
  • Brandywine High School
  • Caesar Rodney High School
  • Cape Henlopen High School
  • Christiana High School
  • Concord High School
  • Conrad High School
  • Delaware Military Academy
  • Delcastle High School
  • Delmar High School
  • Dover High School
  • Hodgson Technical High School
  • Howard High School
  • Indian River High School
  • Lake Forest High School
  • Milford High School
  • Middletown High School
  • Mt. Pleasant High School
  • Newark Charter High School
  • Odessa High School
  • Polytech High School
  • Smyrna High School
  • St. George’s High School
  • Sussex Central High School
  • Sussex Technical High School
  • The John Dickinson School
  • Thomas McKean High School
  • William Penn High School
  • Woodbridge High School
Partners for Pathways

We are just one small piece of the puzzle. The incredible impact of Delaware Pathways is made possible through the combined efforts of the following organizations:

Delaware Department of Education - United Way of Delaware Partner
Rodel Foundation of Delaware
Division of Vocational Rehab
Delaware Works Logo
Delaware technical college logo
Delaware Department of Labor logo
Looking for more information on DE PATHWAYS?

Visit delawarepathways.org, or get in touch with one of our team members to learn more about United Way of Delaware’s involvement in the pathways program.