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It's never too early to begin thinking about and planning for your future career. The transition from school to work requires early course work preparation and selection, career goal setting, and an assessment of your interests and skills. Develop a plan to complete your career goals. Becoming an integral, contributing member of society can be a challenging task that must be met with determination, hard work, commitment and training.

NCDOT employees have an important role in meeting North Carolina's transportation needs and contributing to our good quality of life now and to the future. Our employees feel it's part of their community responsibility to assist students statewide by serving as career role models, partners in schools, classroom speakers and offering job-shadowing opportunities to help plan and prepare for our department's future employment needs. These programs help students answer questions about career options and what is required to meet future career goals.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

With only 10 percent of engineers in the United States being women, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" strives to promote engineering as a desirable career option to young adults. Students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on transportation related engineering activities and also participate in a question and answer session with some of the department's female engineers from various disciplines. NCDOT engineers also share the daily duties and skills necessary for their jobs while encouraging young women to maintain their math and science skills, which are necessary to enter programs in college.

Gail Herring, Program Coordinator
NCDOT HR-Career Services
1517 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1517
Telephone: (919) 707-4442
Fax: (919) 715-3469

Civil Engineering Awareness Program (CEAP)

CEAP was designed to work within the classrooms across North Carolina to increase the number of students interested in a career in the transportation field or civil engineering. The program is available to teachers and students from kindergarten through high school to explore careers available at NCDOT. Teachers may request NCDOT professionals to participate in a variety of educational activities, classroom presentations, mentoring, job shadowing and career fairs.

Construction Career Days (CCD)

Construction Career Days is an excellent opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn about rewarding careers in the commercial and highway construction industry. For more information, please visit the North Carolina Construction Career Days Web Site or contact:

NC Department of Transportation
Business Opportunity and Workforce Development
On-the-Job Training Program
1511 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1511
Telephone: (919) 508-1808

Model Bridge Building Competition

Middle and high school teachers are invited to give students an opportunity to test their skills in problem-solving strategies, critical thinking, brainstorming, and design while constructing a model truss bridge. The competition goes a step further by requiring students to use their public speaking and presentation skills to compete for monetary prizes and bragging rights.

For more information, please visit the NCDOT Model Bridge Building Competition Web Site.

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