Get involved in work-based learning

In any business, employers want to realize a return on investment. Your engagement in the Delaware Pathways Work-Based Learning program should be no different. Though an actual benefit to your bottom line may take a few years, when it comes to working with students, an infusion of innovation, energy, and positivity is immediate for you and your employees.

Engaging with students through various work-based learning experiences provides additional benefits, including:

  • Increased brand awareness in the community
  • Locally preferred employer status due to the relationships you establish with students and families.
  • Stronger employee culture as they share their expertise with young people, contributing to increased job satisfaction and employee retention opportunity to invest in local talent by identifying and recruiting potential future employees.

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What is the right kind of engagement for my business?

While all forms of engagement can be meaningful, businesses experience the best results when their goals for engagement align with the desired learning outcomes for students. The employees you engage, the time commitment you make available, and your overall desired outcomes are all important factors in finding the right fit.

 

Awareness

Employees participate in short-term engagement opportunities with students.

Exploration

Employees spend more time with small groups of students to accomplish a goal.

Immersion

Employees supervise a few students who complete actual work as employees.

Ready to get involved?


Download the Employer Playbook

In this playbook, you will find detailed information about getting started with work-based learning, and guidance on the various ways your business can engage with students.

Download the Playbook