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This Week at NCDOT: Transportation Careers and Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Raleigh - The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in the department's weekly newscast, NCDOT Now.

NCDOT Invites Students to Learn About Transportation Careers

It takes a diverse team to carry out our mission at NCDOT. That is why we employ thousands of individuals in a wide variety of positions, from geology and information technology to communications, planning and much more.

To give upcoming college graduates an opportunity to meet current employees and learn more about what they do for the department, NCDOT and Shaw University held their annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Expo on Thursday. Students from several other colleges and universities in North Carolina also attended.

The department also wants to help high school students explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend NCDOT's annual Career Exploration Day on Tuesday, March 21, in Raleigh. Students will be able to learn more about the many different jobs at NCDOT, such as engineer, planner, accountant and human resource manager, as well as web designer, mechanic, equipment operator and more.

Schools must register to attend by Feb. 21. More information about the Expo, including how to register, is available at the On-the-Job Training Program webpage.

NCDOT Seeking New Partners for 2017 Watch 4 Me NC Campaign

NCDOT is now accepting applications from communities interested in participating in the 2017 Watch for Me NC campaign -- a nationally recognized bicycle and pedestrian education, safety and enforcement program.

Applications are due March 24, and can be downloaded on the Watch for Me NC website.

Interested communities are encouraged to register for NCDOT's webinar on Feb. 21, where more information about the program and application process will be provided.

Communities selected will receive free law enforcement training and technical assistance, as well as safety materials such as bicycle lights, reflective arm bands and bumper stickers.

The 2017 campaign is supported by NCDOT's Governor's Highway Safety Program in partnership with the department's Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.

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2/19/2018 7:47 AM