Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) is one of our state’s great success stories!
It was designed in 1978 by five working groups in Delaware, drawn from business, educational, workforce, labor union, and community leadership.The purpose of the organization was to address simultaneously with Delaware’s unemployment rate and the dropout rate.
Together, the public and private sector leaders of the state developed the model of Jobs for Delaware Graduates.
The organization is bound by two basic principles:
Holding someone accountable for ensuring that high-risk and disadvantaged students graduate from high school
Establishing for the first time the premise that the same individual would be held responsible for these young people’s successful transition from high school into work, college, or some combination for a full year
Our mission is:to enable students to achieve academic, career, personal and social success.
Today more than 50,000 young people in Delaware have been served since the inception of the program.More than 250 employers rely on Jobs for Delaware Graduates for producing enthusiastic, well prepared, and effective new employees.
We invite you to join get involved and join the JDG team. Take a moment to contact us. I am sure that you will find involvement with Jobs for Delaware Graduates rewarding and enriching as together we build the foundation for employment throughout the State of Delaware.