Topeka, Kan. – Washburn Tech welcomes its new recruiting class at the 2024 National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18. 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 11 years ago.

    “National Signing Day, which began right here at Washburn Tech, is a big day for students as it recognizes the importance of technical education and how it changes people’s lives every day,” said Scott Smathers, dean, Washburn Tech. “It is a wonderful experience to watch students, along with their friends and family, celebrate their decision to go into a good paying career that will help meet the skilled workforce needs of communities throughout the state and nation.”

    In addition to student signings, the event will include addresses from Washburn leadership and Rep. Kirk Haskins, D-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.


For further information, contact:
Landon Hall
Assistant Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Telephone: 785-670-2199
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