This post is authored by Dr. Amy Loyd, senior director of the Pathways to Prosperity initiative at Jobs for the Future.
“How did you find your first job? Did your education support your transition to the world of work?”
For many of us (including myself), the answer to the first question is through our social capital networks: our family and family friends, people we know from our community.
For many of us (including myself), the answer to the next two questions is a resounding “no.” This is a problem.
Last Thursday, Governor Jack Markell signed an executive order to establish the Delaware Pathways Steering Committee, which will change the answers to these three questions for young Delawareans.