Your Role in Shaping Delaware’s Next Generation Workforce

Young Delawareans are the future of our state’s economic engine. As an employer, your ability to effectively on-board diverse talent when you need it is important for your long-term success.

Connecting youth to early work experiences will have a positive impact on their educational training and future employment. Discover the various ways your business can engage with students, and build your next generation workforce.

 At Delmarva Power, helping students helps us, too. We’re investing in our company’s future workforce, improving our service delivery, and shaping the prosperity of our state.

President, Delmarva Power

Connecting Delaware Students to Careers

Click here to read / download the ‘Careers Baseline Report on Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning in Delaware’.

Delaware began laying the foundation to scale work-based learning in 2014 when the state joined the national Pathways to Prosperity Network (PTP Network), which is a network of states and regions working together to rethink economic development and workforce pipelines.

The Office of Work-Based Learning was established under the Delaware Pathways Strategic Plan and launched as a part of Delaware Technical Community College. It serves as an employer intermediary in support of local education agencies, business, and industry partners to help scale work-based learning experiences for all Delaware students.

In 2017, Governor John Carney convened a small working group of leaders from state agencies, post-secondary institutions, nonprofits, and the business community to find ways to positively impact students and better signal employer hiring needs. As a result, a series of Industry Councils are under development to better inform the future workforce needs.