Historically Black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has selected 20 student representatives as inaugural cohort members of the Defense Civilian Training Corps (DCTC), a pilot program initiated by the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare the next generation of civilian national security leaders.
“It’s an incredible honor for North Carolina A&T to be selected as one of four institutions to pilot the new DCTC Scholars Program, which means we are being recognized for the academic excellence found across our campus,” said Rosalind Dale, vice provost for engagement and outreach. “The program aligns with our goals to prepare students for high-impact careers upon graduation, and the additional financial resources will allow our students to graduate with less debt.”
As they explore “direct pathways into the DoD civilian workforce,” DCTC scholars will have opportunities to participate in a course every semester, be placed in summer internships at DoD laboratories and agencies, and learn from their peers and mentors while preparing for post-graduate full-time employment at the agency.
Purdue University, the University of Arizona and Virginia Tech also identified students to be inaugural DCTC cohort members.