Topeka, Kan. – Washburn Tech officially recognizes its new recruiting class at the 2023 National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20. 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 70 technical institutions across the country will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts. Washburn Tech hosted the first signing day ten years ago.

    “Signing Day puts a national spotlight on technical education and we’re so proud the event began in Topeka,” said Dr. Mike Strohschein, dean, Washburn Tech. “It’s incredibly rewarding to celebrate incoming students who are committing to pursue a technical education. It is a life-changing decision that impacts not only the student but also the community by providing a skilled workforce for the local economy.”

    In addition to student signings, the event will include addresses from Washburn Tech leadership and Sen. Kristen O’Shea, R-Topeka, as well as congratulatory messages from area business and industry leaders. A live stream of the event can be watched on Washburn Tech’s YouTube channel.

    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.



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