Delmarva Power is the first company to make a contribution to the Delaware Workforce Investment Board’s Career Scholarship Fund. The Newark-based company contributed $10,000 to kick off the fund.
“The fund will provide money to young people between 16 and 21 to attend a course, class, conference, or seminar which improves a youth’s career or job prospects,” said Delaware Secretary of Labor John J. McMahon Jr.
“Delmarva Power hopes this scholarship fund will energize a youth training movement in Delaware while proactively empowering and preparing young people for their careers' journey,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power regional president. “We are honored to be the first of hopefully many companies willing to invest in our youth through this fund."
Because the scholarship fund is so new, the dates for applications have yet to be determined, but they will be announced in coming months.
The Delaware Workforce Investment Board will provide more information in spring 2015 at wib.delawareworks.com.