Walker earns E.I.T. designation

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, October 1, 2015

Troy Walker, Core Development Program (CDP) Associate in the Dillwyn Residency of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) passed the six-hour Fundamentals of Engineering exam and earned the E.I.T. (Engineer In Training) designation recently.

Walker, a native of Prince Edward County, is a graduate of Lynchburg College and has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich University. He previously worked in contract management, as a high school math teacher and for five years with the Virginia State Police.

Walker began the 24-month CDP program in May 2015.  The program develops entry-level employees with the critical skills needed for long-term success in the engineering fields and exposes them to the variety of work performed at VDOT through on-the-job training, workshops and individual and group assignments.

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The EIT exam is the first of two exams required to become a licensed professional engineer in the United States. The exam covers an extensive array of engineering related questions and mathematical problems.