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K-12

Education
Guide to Pathway Success

The Education Initiatives Program offers programs and activities to introduce courses in science, technology, engineering and math (also referred to as STEM) to transportation to elementary, middle and high school students through mentorships in schools, job shadowing with N.C. Department of Transportation staff, transportation events and other opportunities.

The table below provides guidance on various NCDOT programs and activities at different grade levels to spark student interest in transportation and engineering careers.

​Guide

​Grades K-5

Grades 6-8​

Grades 9-12​

Events such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Model Bridge Building Competition

​Yes​Yes​Yes

​Career events through DOT Volunteers

​Yes​Yes​Yes

​Mentor partnerships with NCDOT staff

​Yes​Yes​Yes

​NCDOT job shadowing

​NA​NA​Yes

​STEM camps

Yes​​Yes​Yes

​Local, state and national STEM competitions, such as First Robotics and Science Olympiad

​NA​Yes​NA

 

 

7/10/2018 10:19 AM