Gov. John Carney visited Appoquinimink High School on May 19 with Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting to talk with educators and students about Delaware’s Pathways to Prosperity Program.

Carney and Bunting toured classrooms and met with students engaged in different pathways. Carney is committed to expanding work-based learning opportunities for Delaware students.

“Delaware’s economy remains in a period of significant transition, and we should ensure our schools are teaching the skills that employers demand,” Carney said. “That means connecting Delaware’s educators with our employers, allowing our students to gain practical, work-based experience and retooling our workforce development programs to help students and employers succeed. Work-based learning opportunities like Culinary & Hospitality Management, Engineering and Allied Health — just a few of the pathways offered at Appoquinimink High School — will help us prepare Delaware’s students to succeed in jobs of the future.”

Delaware launched its Pathways to Prosperity initiative in 2015 to establish partnerships between Delaware employers and educators and better prepare Delaware’s students for college or a career. In March, the Delaware Pathways Steering Committee presented its plan to Carney to expand work-based education.