Ed2NC: Higher Education to NC Government Career Initiative

About Ed2NC

Who We Are

A collaborative effort between the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) and NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR), Ed2NC is committed to helping match qualified talent with competitive jobs at state government agencies.

Our Mission

The mission of the Higher Education to NC Government (Ed2NC) Career Initiative is to bring together leaders in state government and higher education to help create a pipeline of talent by connecting students and recent graduates with careers in state government.

State Agency Spotlight

North Carolina Department of State Treasurer

The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer (NCDST) mission is to preserve, protect and sustain the state's pension, healthcare plans, and unclaimed property.

NCDST is composed of the following divisions: Retirement Systems, Unclaimed Property & Escheats, State & Local Government, Financial Operations, Investment Management, State Health Plan, and Information Technology

The vision is to sustain and advance the performance and efficiency of the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, always focusing on loyalty and duty of care to participants.
Entry-Level positions include Executive Assistants and Investment Analysts.
Learn more about NCDST or connect on Facebook and Twitter.

College/University Spotlight

Central Piedmont Community College

Founded in 1963, Central Piedmont Community College has eight locations throughout Mecklenburg County, and offers nearly 300 degree,diploma, and certification programs; customized corporate training; market-focused continuing education; and special interest classes.

As the second largest community college in the state, Central Piedmont provides a real-world, affordable, hands-on education that transforms students’ lives and strengthens the economic, social, and cultural environment of the local community.
Central Piedmont is also a smart investment. At a fraction of the cost, students learn by doing, receiving a combination of technical and soft skills training from quality faculty who prepare them to enter the workforce and make a difference in their family, business, community, and world.

Did You Know?

Central Piedmont boasts more than 800 partnerships with companies, allowing for a wide range of workplace internships and apprenticeships. The college offers upwards of $3 million in scholarships each year.

Approximately 1,000 Central Piedmont students transfer each year to a UNC institution. Central Piedmont is the first college in the nation to establish training programs with Cummins and Tesla.
For more information, contact:
MC Cho
Employer Relations Specialist 
704.330.6588 | mc.cho@cpcc.edu

State Employee Spotlight

Paul Tisch of the Department of Transportation.

Paul Tosch
Assistant Resident Engineer
Department of Transportation

Paul spent his last year at NC State interning with NCDOT in the Summer of 2018 as a Summer Engineering Assistant with the Sanford Resident Engineer’s office in Division 8 and Fall 2018-Spring 2019 as an Engineering Assistant with the Photogrammetry Unit in the DOT Century Center.

He spent his DOT internships assisting inspectors on paving jobs, performing quality assurance inspections, collecting, and filing material tickets, calculating material needs and supervising paving crews. 

Throughout the school year, Paul helped develop Photogrammetry’s UAS Program, investigating the feasibility and usability of drones in photogrammetry. This included assisting in the creation of packing lists, checklists, SOPs, camera settings, ground control point maps, flight logs and flight plans, and flying 10+ UAV missions in Raleigh, Greensboro, Butner, and Mebane.

What made you decide to seek a career in state government?

NCDOT, in particular, has wonderful Summer Internship and Entry-Level Engineer programs. As an intern, exposure to the work, the environment, and most importantly, the people, gives an invaluable opportunity to see what your post-school life can look like. Once ready to begin your career, their Transportation Engineering Associates (TEA) Program, an 18/24-month rotational program for entry-level engineers, is the perfect way to get real-world engineering experience, while also getting a glimpse of how this vast organization works together to meet the people of North Carolina’s transportation needs.

What did you find the most attractive about working in the public sector?

For someone who had always dreamed of having a family, the family-friendly culture of DOT was extremely appealing. In fact, my wife and I just had our second child, and with Governor Cooper’s paternity leave executive order, I was able to use 4 weeks of paid leave to help adjust to our new lives and bond with our daughter.

What advice would you give a student interested in working for the state?

Get an internship! I have fully bought into the idea that getting internships (even just one) while in school is perhaps the single-most important “box to check” before graduation. There’s no better way to not only confirm your own interest, but also to make the connections that will be invaluable when ready to find that first job.

What do you like most about your current position?

I’ve heard it said, "there’s a place for everyone at DOT." My time as a TEA helped me find mine. Hydraulics is the perfect mix of computer-based design and engineering problem solving in the office and field work out across our gorgeous state.