Delaware Pathways is a vehicle to ensure all youth have the opportunity to fulfill their educational goals and career aspirations. Career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through the development and implementation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. These pathways continue through adult education and occupational training programs and are administered by partnering school systems, state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Delaware Pathways has programs that match Delaware’s job needs, including fourteen critical, in-demand areas:

  • Allied Health
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Cisco Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Culinary & Hospitality Management
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • K-12 Teaching Academy
  • Nurse Assisting
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Logistics Technician
  • Manufacturing Production Technician


  • “Delaware Promise” Governor Jack Markell’s commitment that by 2025, 65% of Delaware’s workforce will earn a 2- or 4- degree or professional certificate, matching the percentage of Delaware jobs requiring one.
  • By 2025, 65% of Delaware jobs will require an Associates degree, certification, or apprenticeship.
  • In the 2016-17 school year, 5,000 students will be enrolled in Delaware Pathways programs across 36 schools.
  • “Skills Gap”: The difference between the set of skills required for a job, versus skills that students are learning before entry into the workforce.