Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) is an organization that was
established in 1979 as a private, non-profit corporation designed to
prepare high risk seniors to transition from school to work. The
program founded by former Delaware Governor Pete du Pont is an
employment counseling and job placement program for high school seniors
not bound for college. This successful program gave birth in 1980 to
"Jobs for America's Graduates," an identical movement currently
functioning in twenty some states and foreign countries.
a program designed especially for seniors. JDG provides students with
helpful information concerning how to write a well constructed resume,
how to prepare for a job as well as other basic guidelines and
suggestions that will help our students in obtaining a job.
focuses on helping students with self and social awareness while
promoting academic excellence. As a student's involvement with the
organization progresses, JDG concentrates on career choices and job
development. In the final year of JDG involvement, students are placed
in the occupation of their choice and are provided the necessary support
they need to succeed.