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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.


The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where students learn and apply the engineering design process and use modern, industry-leading technology and software.

The program prepares students for further education and careers in engineering and engineering technology.

Sequence of Courses:

Introduction to Engineering (IED)
Principles of Engineering (POE)
Aerospace Engineering (AE) /
Civil Engineering and Architecture
(CEA) / Digital Electronics
(DE) / Engineering Design and
Development (EDD)

Early College Credit/Credentials:

Up to 3 college credits at
Delaware State University
Up to 7 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Mechanical Engineers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Maintenance and Repair Workers

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee


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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”