More than one hundred college students in North Carolina applied for just 36 positions in the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneur Corps, Governor Cooper’s Entrepreneurship Council announced.
The project seeks to gather students with varied talents from across the state in universities and the community college system to collaborate on improving efficiency and utilizing technology in North Carolina government.
“The North Carolina Entrepreneur Corps (NCEC) creates a new work-based learning opportunity for North Carolina’s college students to serve their state in a meaningful, high impact, and flexible way,” the informational page says.
The students applied to participate in one of three challenges: Recruiting & Retaining a 21st Century IT Workforce, Creating a New Digital Channel, Constituent Resources through Alexa, and Creating an Analytics Dashboard for Citizens.
The various projects leverage unique skills and experiences. Mentors will pair off with each student accepted into the program and the final results will be presented to Governor Cooper this April, WRAL TechWire reported.