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.
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.