Delaware entered into New Skills for Youth (NSFY) having already begun extensive career pathways work through the Delaware Pathways initiative. Building upon this effort, the Delaware team used Phase One to build a comprehensive, high-quality career pathways system that is accessible to all Delaware students. The team created a detailed strategic plan with clear and transparent milestones and targets and accomplished some of the early objectives outlined in the plan to set the foundation for years to come.
Phase One of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s New Skills for Youth grant extended from May to October 2016. With bold visions for improving career readiness in K-12 education, each Phase One state spent the grant period performing a diagnostic assessment of their career preparation system and preparing for implementation of a new action plan. This snapshot describes Delaware’s experience and progress in Phase One, including promising practices and innovations. Additional snapshots from other Phase One New Skills for Youth states are available here.