The event, which began in 2014 at Washburn University Institute of Technology, is a celebration of technical education. Just as we value athletes who commit to play a college sport, the signing day ceremony is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and emphasize the importance of their career choice.
By signing new recruits, we are telling them that a place has been reserved for them and that they are valued. Technical education will prepare them for a strong career and builds families, sustains communities and grows a highly-skilled workforce.
As educators, it is incredibly rewarding to watch the smiles of incoming students, the hugs they receive from family and the interaction they have with business and industry leaders. Committing to a technical career is a big deal. Together, we can spread that message throughout the country. The time is now. Join the movement!