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The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) is sponsoring the fourth annual National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day.


Signing Day mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college, but instead of athletes, NC3’s Signing Day is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.


On February 16, new students for the 2017-18 school year will take part in a signing ceremony that recognizes their intention to pursue a technical career pathway.


“By signing incoming students to Letters of Intent, we’re telling them that a place has been reserved for them and that they are valued. Technical education will prepare them for a strong career,” said Roger Tadajewski, NC3’s Executive Director. “Industry leaders are also excited about this opportunity because it validates students and provides an opportunity for industry representatives to meet these future workers.”


Local area business and community leaders along with schools’ corporate partners participate in Signing Day both to show support and to provide information to students and their families. Students and family members are afforded opportunities to interact with potential future employers and learn more about high-demand jobs in transportation, energy, aviation, and manufacturing industries.


Use this link to view NC3’s Signing Day video on YouTube (3 mins):

NC3 Signing Day Video