Become a Partner

Build Your Talent Pool

Community and employer partners are essential in helping to support youth and build a future workforce.

The Value of A Pathways Partnership

According to a study by AdvanceCTE, the following statements clearly demonstrate the benefit employers receive from investing their time in advocating for CTE partnerships. 

Improve Your Bottom Line

By recruiting and hiring through CTE, employers can improve their bottom line and address skills gaps.

Meet Job-Ready Candidates

CTE programs and student organizations provide direct access to job-ready candidates that are a value-add for employers.

Increased Public Funding

Increased public funding for CTE will benefit individual businesses and the overall economy, and employers have a key role to play in advocacy efforts.

OF EMPLOYERS that reported it was “EASY” to find qualified applicants had hired a candidate based on CTE experience compared to 67 percent that found it “difficult” to find qualified applicants.
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OF EMPLOYERS believe an increased investment in CTE would have a positive impact on their business, their industry and the economy overall.
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OF EMPLOYERS reported hiring an employee in part because of their CTE experience.
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OF EMPLOYERS REPORTED actively recruiting entry-level candidates through CTE channels, including high school and college CTE programs, and Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO
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OF EMPLOYERS already recruiting from CTE saw the programs as beneficial to their bottom line compared to 76 percent of employers not doing so.
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Get Involved With Delaware Pathways

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Provide Hands-On Experience

Host a High School Student Intern: Provide students with valuable work-based learning experiences by hosting them as interns. This hands-on opportunity allows students to gain practical skills and insights into your industry.

Volunteer for Job Shadows: Offer students a glimpse into the professional world by volunteering for job shadow experiences. This allows learners to observe daily operations and gain a deeper understanding of various careers.

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Contribute to Educational Development

Join a Program Advisory Committee: Help shape the curriculum and ensure it aligns with industry standards and workforce needs.


Speak in Classrooms: Inspire and educate students by volunteering as a classroom speaker. Share your professional journey, insights, and advice to motivate the next generation of professionals.

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Support Student Competitions

Support student growth by judging skills-demonstration competitions. Your feedback and evaluation will help students refine their abilities and prepare for future careers.

Featured Community Partners

Delaware Pathways is made possible through collaborative work and partnerships with government, nonprofit, and community organizations to support the mission of better preparing Delaware’s future workforce for success.

Businesses for Pathway Partnerships

Interested in partnering with Delaware Pathways? Please complete the form below.

Please contact Delaware Department of Labor for questions about Registered Apprenticeship.

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