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Kindergarten – 12th - Guide to Pathway Success

The Education Initiatives Program offers programs and activities to introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses and their relation to transportation to K-12 students through mentorship opportunities in schools, job shadowing with N.C. Department of Transportation staff and various transportation events hosted by NCDOT.

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Youth Programs

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 engineering activities related to transportation. They also have the opportunity to 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.

For more information, contact:

    Sterling Johnson, Program Coordinator
    NCDOT HR Talent Management
    1517 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1517
    Telephone: (919) 707-4442
    Fax: (919) 715-3469
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 page.

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 contact the North Carolina Construction Career Days:

    LaToya Caldwell
    N.C. Department of Transportation
    On-the-Job Training Program
    1511 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1511
    Telephone: (919) 508-1808