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Check out our upcoming events for 2014!

October 15, 2014: NCDOT job shadowing with Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School 

The NCDOT Career Exploration Program is a job shadowing opportunity for high school students to gain insight into the world of the transportation industry and learn about career paths within the Department of Transportation. Students have the opportunity to spend time with NCDOT staff and learn about the workforce demands within the state through various worksite visits. Through the NCDOT Career Exploration Program, students interact with staff in fields including construction, aviation, rail, bike & pedestrian, communications and much more!

For information on how your school can participate in the program, please contact:

Ashley Goolsby
Director of Education Initiatives
919-707-4329
angoolsby@ncdot.gov

October 22, 2014: NCDOT job shadowing with Independence High School in Charlotte, NC 

The NCDOT Career Exploration Program is a job shadowing opportunity for high school students to gain insight into the world of the transportation industry and learn about career paths within the Department of Transportation. Students have the opportunity to spend time with NCDOT staff and learn about the workforce demands within the state through various worksite visits. Through the NCDOT Career Exploration Program, students interact with staff in fields including construction, aviation, rail, bike & pedestrian, communications and much more!

For information on how your school can participate in the program, please contact:

Ashley Goolsby
Director of Education Initiatives
919-707-4329
angoolsby@ncdot.gov

October 23, 2014: WCPSS Great Explorations 

The Office of Education Initiatives (OEI) will participate with Wake County Public Schools’ school-to-career event with approximately 700 ninth graders enrolled in STEM/CTE courses. This event provides students the opportunity to obtain emerging and non-traditional career information, observe and actively engage in career cluster demonstrations, and gain valuable information about Networking and CTE Student Organizations (CTSOs). OEI will help high school students develop their networking skills by leading group speed networking rotations and helping students perfect their “elevator pitch” and power greetings.

November 6, 2014: NCDOT job shadowing with Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School 

The NCDOT Career Exploration Program is a job shadowing opportunity for high school students to gain insight into the world of the transportation industry and learn about career paths within the Department of Transportation. Students have the opportunity to spend time with NCDOT staff and learn about the workforce demands within the state through various worksite visits. Through the NCDOT Career Exploration Program, students interact with staff in fields including construction, aviation, rail, bike & pedestrian, communications and much more!

For information on how your school can participate in the program, please contact:

Ashley Goolsby
Director of Education Initiatives
919-707-4329
angoolsby@ncdot.gov

November 7, 2014: Career Day at Wake Young Men’s & Women’s Academy 

The Office of Education Initiatives will participate in the Wake Young Men’s & Women’s career fair focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The event will encourage students to think about careers in STEM and understand the different careers and pathways within these areas.

For more information on NCDOT guest speakers for your school, please contact:

Ashley Goolsby
Director of Education Initiatives
919-707-4329
angoolsby@ncdot.gov

November 18, 2014: NCDOT job shadowing with Independence High School in Charlotte, NC 

The NCDOT Career Exploration Program is a job shadowing opportunity for high school students to gain insight into the world of the transportation industry and learn about career paths within the Department of Transportation. Students have the opportunity to spend time with NCDOT staff and learn about the workforce demands within the state through various worksite visits. Through the NCDOT Career Exploration Program, students interact with staff in fields including construction, aviation, rail, bike & pedestrian, communications and much more!

For information on how your school can participate in the program, please contact:

Ashley Goolsby
Director of Education Initiatives
919-707-4329
angoolsby@ncdot.gov



Read about past events!

April 29, 2014: Johnston County Public Schools CTE Career Fair 

NCDOT will present to Johnston County’s high school 10th grade students and provide them with meaningful information on their future career paths. Students will receive a realistic picture of academic processes, study skills and social skills necessary for job success. The Career Fair will take place at the Johnston Community College, old media center from 8am-12:30pm.

April 25, 2014: Research Triangle High School Malaria Symposium 

NCDOT will help to shepherd and coach a team of students through planning a Ghana-wide mosquito net distribution plan. Throughout the project process, the students will focus in areas such as management of materials, logistics, and distribution. The symposium will take place at Research Triangle High School on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9am-1pm.

Research Triangle High School is a new STEM school, incorporating STEM experts from the region into our students’ experiences and studies.

April 17, 2014: Mills Park Middle School Truck Fair 

NCDOT will participate, along with other orgranizations, at Mills Park Middle School’s annual 6th grade truck fair on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

What is a Truck Fair?

Truck Fairs highlight careers that use trucks or other transportation vehicles as part of their day-to-day workplace activities. The fair will allow students to see work vehicles up close and to speak with those who use/work on them. Students will gain an appreciation for careers in the many industries that depend on travel or transportation to function within the marketplace. Students will view the vehicle and talk with the business/organization representative about their career and the importance that the vehicle has in their daily work.

April 11, 2014: Model Bridge Building Competition Finals 

Raleigh - They have tested, researched, drafted their blueprints… and tested again. Middle and High School Bridge Building clubs, as well as science and math classes statewide, have now completed the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s four regional bridge building competitions. Winners from each region will now go head-to-head at the final competition scheduled for Friday, April 11 at the NCDOT Transportation Building in Raleigh.

April 9, 2014: Charlotte Career Discovery Day 

The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) invited NCDOT and many other organizations to participate in the City of Charlotte’s inaugural Charlotte Career Discovery Day to benefit 4,000 youth throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District.

This exciting event will be held on April 9, 2014 at The Park Expo and Conference Center from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This Career Discovery Day is a partnership between the MYEP and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), with support from various community partners. It’s a first-in-the-City event that will feature a variety of interactive industry zones that will expose 4,000 youth ages 17-18 years to emerging careers in: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Finance; Local Government; Health Sciences; and Human Services. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in a career and college fair.

The MYEP provides career experiences, including job skills training and paid internship opportunities, for more than 3,200 youth each year. In addition, each year they provide Career Discovery Day events in partnership with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Bobcats to 600 CMS youth interested in careers in such fields as: Engineering, Technology, Green-works and Business Management. For 27 years, the MYEP has been providing work-based learning opportunities for Charlotte’s youth.



Photo Gallery

Click on the event links below to view photos on Flickr.

February 18, 2014 - Click the link to view photos taken during the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with Transportation Secretary Tony Tata.
April 11, 2014 - They have tested, researched, drafted their blueprints and tested again. Middle and High School Bridge Building clubs, as well as science and math classes statewide, have now completed the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s four regional bridge building competitions. Winners from each region will now go head-to-head at the final competition scheduled for Friday, April 11 at the NCDOT Transportation Building in Raleigh.
March 06, 2014 - Click the link to view photos taken during the Brassfield Elementary students visit the NCDOT to present their award winning Lego Earthquake.
April 17, 2014 - NCDOT participated, along with other organizations, at Mills Park Middle School’s annual 6th grade truck fair on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Truck Fairs highlight careers that use trucks or other transportation vehicles as part of their day-to-day workplace activities. The fair allowed students to see work vehicles up close and to speak with those who use/work on them. Students gained an appreciation for careers in the many industries that depend on travel or transportation to function within the marketplace. Students viewed the vehicles and talked with the business/organization representative about their career and the importance that the vehicle has in their daily work.