More than 500 prospective students committed to attend Washburn Tech next fall as part of our own National Letter of Intent Signing Day. They signed their name and put on a Washburn Tech cap during a ceremony today in the school’s conference center. Governor Sam Brownback and business and industry leaders joined family and friends to congratulate the recruits on their decision to pursue a technical education.
Washburn Tech’s event is the first one in the nation specifically for technical education, and is based on the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It’s designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.
“As educators, we are energized by the tremendous amount of support this event has generated from prospective students, their families, state and local leaders plus business and industry,” said Clark Coco, dean, Washburn Tech. “We believe this will be the first of many signing events around the country as we focus on meeting the high demand for quality, skilled workers who are of vital importance to the economy.”
A live webcast of the event was shown on Washburn Tech’s website, as well as nationally on the website of NC3 or National Coalition of Certification Centers.