DSU partners with DE Pathways to Apprenticeship Program, continuing to bring diversity into labor unions
DOVER, Del.- The Delaware Pathways 2 Apprentice Program is currently partnering with Delaware State University for the first time.
They said they’re working to bring their program participants more opportunities.
The P2A Program prepares their participants for construction-related labor and carpentry unions.
The Executive Director of the program said the program targets people who don’t have the opportunity to get into the union trades.
This is the first time having the program in the Kent County area, on a university campus.
We are told labor unions are not highly represented with people of color, so this partnership is a continuation of their efforts to try and change that for the better.
“It is to make sure that we are getting that population that is undeserved into the trades and how important that is,” Rysheema Dixon, Executive Director of Program, said. ” Locality of having the individuals from that community to be able to work on those projects and not just see them is a huge thing we are really pushing in Delaware.”
We are told during this six-week program they focus on things like math, reading, and understanding the history of labor and unions.
The program at DSU will finish up March 26.
To learn more about the program and how to get involved, head to their website www.p2adelaware.org.