More than 100 Tarrant County College students will sign letters of intent on April 20, but instead of being prospective point guards, linebackers or shortstops, they’ll be committing to be aircraft mechanics, automotive technicians or any of the multitude of technical education programs the College offers.
The event, NC3 National Signing Day, will take place at TCC Northwest and TCC South, as students, many in view of their parents, will pledge to continue the pathways they’ve already begun and complete the programs that will lead them to profitable and rewarding careers.
The program was launched in 2014 by the NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers), whose mission is to create highly skilled, job-ready professionals through a growing network of educational partners and global industry leaders.
“I would say it is primarily an event for students and their parents,” said Clint Grant, dean of aviation, business and logistics at TCC Northwest. “The idea is to congratulate them for their choice to pursue technical education. We like to confirm that there is a big need for skilled technical workers and that if they stick with it, they can make a good living and contribute to the workforce needs of our community and country.”
There are benefits to the College, as well. The ceremony shows students and their families that TCC is committed to offering the finest in technical education programming.
For family members who cannot attend, the ceremony will be live streamed over TCC South’s YouTube pages. The TCC South ceremony will be available at TCC South NC3 Ceremony and the TCC Northwest ceremony at TCC Northwest NC3 Ceremony.
Immediately following the live stream, there will be a video of a Signing Day ceremony conducted on March 10 for 89 students at B.R. Johnson Career and Technical Center/Crowley Collegiate Academy, a collaboration between TCC and the Crowley Independent School District.
Guest speakers at TCC South will be Sean Curlee from Ellis equipment and Automotive Technology Student Moha Met. Speaking to the TCC Northwest students will be Dan Klingman, manager of educational programming at Lincoln Electric. Both ceremonies will feature a recorded greeting from TCC Chancellor Elva LeBlanc.
Date: April 20
Time: 10 a.m.
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