Delaware Supports More Pathways in More Schools With Grant Awards

Laura StimsonEducation & Training, News, Students & Learners, Workforce Development

  Secretary of Education Susan Bunting today announced more than $400,000 in public grants to support new high school pathway programs. The effort expands on the statewide Delaware Pathways initiative to prepare all students to excel in key fields that offer good job opportunities in the new economy. The 40 competitive grants, awarded from federal Perkins funds, will benefit 16 districts or charter schools for the 2018-19 school year. Find a full list below. The grants will support students as they enroll in advanced coursework and training in business information management, architectural engineering, public and community health, early childhood teacher … Read More

Delaware A National Leader in Career Pathways, Case Study Finds

Laura StimsonNews

When it comes to career and technical education and preparing young people for life after high school, Delaware is emerging as a national and international leader, according to “Propelling College and Career Success: The Role of Strategic Partnerships in Scaling Delaware Pathways,” a case study just released by Jobs for the Future (JFF).  Click here to read “Propelling College and Career Success: The Role of Strategic Partnerships in Scaling Delaware Pathways” The case study is part of a larger series, supported by a gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation to Harvard University, examining how states and regions … Read More

People of Pathways: Shawn Smith, Teacher

Laura StimsonEducation & Training, News, Students & Learners

We’re continuing on the quest to introduce you to the “People of Pathways;” They’re the students, educators, and employers inspiring postsecondary success for young people in Delaware, and we’re bringing you their stories every month. Stop back often or read them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “People of Pathways” is brought to you thanks to our partner, the Rodel Foundation of Delaware. September’s People of Pathways story comes from Shawn Smith, a Business Education Teacher who helped launch the Academy of Finance at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown. “When we first started the Academy of Finance, the response was amazing. Students said that everybody should take … Read More

People of Pathways

Laura StimsonEducation & Training, News, Students & Learners

We want to introduce you to some special people that we call “People of Pathways.” But first, you might be wondering about Delaware Pathways. It’s an innovative way of getting students ready for their lives after high school, whether that means earning a post-secondary credential (like a certificate or apprenticeship), or going on to a 2- or 4-year degree. Pathways is the acknowledgement that not all students and not all jobs require (or even benefit from) a 4-year college education, and our students deserve to look at the full picture of opportunities waiting for them after high school. In 2014, … Read More

Delaware Business Roundtable Supports Delaware Pathways approach to Work-based Learning

Laura StimsonEmployers, News

The findings and recommendations recently released by the Delaware Business roundtable in their July 2016 report “Delaware Growth Agenda” align with the Delaware Pathways. Delaware Pathways works hand-in-hand with key government and business partners such as the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee to identify key Delaware industries with a growing shortage of skilled workers, and creates clear Pathways to meet those future needs as described in the “Delaware Growth Agenda”. The Delaware Business Roundtable engaged TIP Strategies to meet with more than 100 individuals representing key employers, public officials, economic development representatives, industry associations and interest groups. The work of … Read More