Your Guide To Partnering with Delaware Pathways

Jun 30, 2024

Did you know that 63% of recruiters say talent shortage is their biggest problem? They say many potential employees lack the skills needed for certain positions.  What if you had the opportunity to change that? Imagine collaborating with the future workforce, helping them acquire the skills they need to become successful and valuable employees. This vision can become a reality by partnering with Delaware Pathways. 

The Power of Partnership

According to AdvanceCTE, 90% of employers believe an increased investment in Career & Technical Education (CTE) would have a positive impact on their business, their industry, and the economy overall. Partnering with Delaware Pathways is a strategic way to contribute to this investment, ensuring that students gain the skills necessary to thrive in today’s job market while addressing the talent shortages that many businesses face.

If you're interested in the detailed benefits of partnering with Delaware Pathways, check out our blog post here that outlines how this collaboration can transform your business.

How to Get Involved

Are you ready to transform the future workforce? Get involved today! There are many ways you can partner with Delaware Pathways, such as providing hands-on experience, contributing to educational development, or supporting student competitions. Let’s take a deeper look at what these opportunities can look like.

1. Provide Hands-on Experience - Work directly with students! This experience not only helps students acquire the skills and knowledge needed for success but also allows you to cultivate a talented workforce tailored to your industry's specific needs.
  • Host a High School Student Intern: Provide students with valuable work-based learning experiences by hosting them as interns. 
  • 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.
2. Contribute to Educational Development - Contributing to educational development through Delaware Pathways enables your business to influence the training and curriculum that shape future professionals. This proactive involvement helps create a more prepared workforce, aligning academic outcomes with real-world business needs.
  • 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.

3. Support Student Competitions - Demonstrate your commitment to fostering talent and innovation among students. This support not only motivates students to excel but also strengthens the pipeline of future professionals by showcasing career opportunities and fostering a passion for learning within your field.

Take Action

Now is the time to take action! By partnering with Delaware Pathways, you not only invest in your company’s future success but also contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of our community. Together, we can ensure that students have the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s competitive job market. To become a partner and build your talent pool, click here


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