Topeka, Kan. – Future recruits for the workforce will gather at Washburn Tech for National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Similar to an athletic signing, incoming students will sign a letter of intent to attend Washburn Tech in the fall.

This national event, sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.

More than 40 technical institutions across the country will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts. Washburn Tech hosted the first signing day nine years ago.

“Companies throughout the region heavily recruit our students. They count on the training we provide through our curriculum, instructors and their advisory committees,” said Dr. Mike Strohschein, interim dean, Washburn Tech. “By signing our incoming students to letters of intent, we’re committing to industry that a skilled worker pipeline is in place. We also are committing to these recruits that we will prepare them for a great career.”

This year’s event is being held in person but will be shown on Washburn Tech’s Facebook page as well as Washburn Tech’s YouTube channel. In addition to student signings, the event will include addresses from university leadership and Sen. Brenda Dietrich, R-Topeka, as well we congratulatory messages from area business and industry leaders.

Washburn Tech offers more than 30 career programs in one of the following divisions: Construction, Design and Technology, Health Occupations, Hospitality and Human Services, Manufacturing and Transportation. Serving both high school and adult students, Washburn Tech is recognized as a leader in career and technical education.




Lori Hutchinson
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