Your role in the future is
influenced greatly by the
decisions you make today.
To meet most requirements
for college entrance or an
entry-level job, you must
prepare by completing a
variety of high school
courses including sciences,
and social studies and a
Courses in computer
science, typing, fine arts
and humanities also are
Regardless of your career
interests, the ability to
communicate effectively by
speaking and writing
Ask your school counselor
about courses relative to
your specific career interests.
Merge your education
with participation in
Develop a sense of
ownership in you school!
To learn more about services and programs offered by the NCDOT to help advance your future, contact:
- Take the time to build your skills.
- Think about your future. Do you have a realistic idea about your goals for the future? Have you considered your career interests?
- Plan ahead. Are you doing all you can today to plan for the future? Which school courses relate to your specific career interests?
- Assess your skills and interests. Do you enjoy solving problems and putting ideas into action? Are you curious about how things work and how to make them better? Are you interested in helping people to enjoy a better quality of life?
- Match the activities you enjoy with a related career interests. For instance, if you like to solve problems and to put your ideas into action, a career in engineering could be a part of your future.
- Develop a strategic plan. What's next for you? Do your career interests require a college degree, specialized training and/or work experience?
- Set a timetable. How long will you need to complete your education and training?
- "Test drive" your career interests. Combine your education with related work experience while you are in school.
- Follow-up your thought with action. It's up to you to recognize your career signals and follow the signs for a successful future!
Travis Davis at TEDavis1@ncdot.gov|
North Carolina Department of Transportation
1517 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1517