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State Docs Pick of the Week : Air Quality Color Guide

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Air Quality Color GuideThis Air Quality Color Guide is produced by the North Carolina Division of Air Quality, a part of theĀ North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The guide came out it in 2015 and explains air quality and the color system used to determine if the air quality is good or bad at a given time. The guide has a nice chart of the air quality color system and explains the parameters and guidelines for each color.

This guide also gives you tips on air care for the environment, how air quality affects health, who is at risk, how to protect your health, and how to get the daily air quality forecast.

You can view, download, print, and save this guide here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : NC Career Clusters Guide

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NC Career Clusters Guide title pageThe North Carolina Career Clusters Guide is a guide “designed to be a tool that targets the career pathways needed to meet educational and employment goals”. It was produced by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System.

This guide was created primarily for students, parents, counselors, faculty, and career changers. The guide covers: how to use the guide, discovering your career interests, clusters and their pathways, gaining career-related experience, experiencing real jobs, exploring the job market, and more.

The clusters are designed in a way that organize more than 900 careers. There are 16 clusters where each cluster is made up of occupations which require similar knowledge and skills.

Check out the guide to discover the 16 career clusters and take a look at the “Interest Profiler” self-assessment tool to identify which occupations may interest you.

You can view, download, print, and save this guide here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : Explorations

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Explorations titleExplorations is a journal dedicated to undergraduate research and creative activities for the state of North Carolina. It is published, annually, by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

This journal covers many different subject areas, all from undergraduate students in North Carolina. Some of the subjects include: biology, humanities, mathematics, economics, social sciences, engineering and more. You can also find some information about the student authors as well as their faculty mentors for the work they are presenting in the journal.

Eligibility for submission requires that the author of the work be an undergraduate student at a 2 or 4 year college or university in North Carolina. The author must also be working on something original under the direction of a faculty mentor. They accept research papers, critical essays, or media submissions of performing and fine art. You can learn more about how the submission process works in the last section of the journal.

You can view, download, print, and save this journal here.

State Doc Pick of the Week : North Carolina Awards

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Tnorth carolina awards coverhe North Carolina Awards started in 1961 and have been given annually since 1964. They are given to North Carolinian’s who have accomplished things in the fields of fine art, literature, public service and science. This award “is the highest civilian honor the Governor and the State of North Carolina can bestow”.

The awards are hosted through the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The document provides the award winners and a description of their qualifications for winning the award as well as some biographical information about each winner. It also provides a list of past years recipients. There is some information about the awards ceremony and a program of the ceremony including the different speakers who attended the event.

You can view, download, print and save this years awards document and previous years here.

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