Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a dinner at the Chase Center on Sept. 26.
The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Chase Center, 815 Justison St., Wilmington. The purpose of the organization, which was designed in 1978, was to deal with Delaware's unemployment rate. Unemployment rate in 1978 was the second highest in the nation. The dropout rate was also one of the highest in the nation.
The public and private sector leaders of the state developed the model of Jobs for Delaware Graduates. The program proved to be so successful that Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) was then launched under the leadership of a board consisting of a bipartisan group of governors, senior national business executives, leaders from the AFL-CIO, education, and major community organizations.
Today, Jobs for America's Graduates operates in more than 30 states and is a major component of school to work initiatives throughout the United States of America.
The event will honor both Governor Pete duPont, Founding Chairman of Jobs for Delaware Graduates and Jobs for America‘ s Graduates, and Governor Jack Markell, JDG Board member and Chairman of Jobs for America’s Graduates.
Tickets are $150 per person.
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