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 NAF Academy of Business Information & Management (AOBIM) program is a three (3) credit program of study that
introduces students to the skills needed to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate business functions essential to efficient
and productive business operations through courses focusing on entrepreneurship, global and domestic economics,
information technology, customer service and ethics. Students gain critical career knowledge through a series of workbased learning activities that are conducted in school, as well as outside the classroom, and a 120-hour paid summer
internship. Completion of the program is validated with a NAFTrack Certification, NAF’s student certification assessment
system. AOBIM courses introduce students to a wide array of careers such as general and operations managers,
purchasing managers, business operations specialists, and computer information system managers.
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