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PCC to Host National CTE Signing Day Event

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College's Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) and Business divisions will join technical institutions across the country Feb. 15 for National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers, the program will feature area high school students preparing for college enrollment this fall participating in a ceremony similar to an athletic signing event. Participants will also be encouraged to initiate the college enrollment process during the program, which will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room.

According to Mark Faithful, dean of PCC’s CIT Division, “Signing Day” is a chance to honor students entering technical fields and celebrate the dignity of their work. This will be the third straight year PCC has hosted the program.

“In addition to recognizing future CIT and business students at Pitt, we host this event each year to highlight the important role they will play in our community and future workforce,” he said. “It’s also a great opportunity for the college to highlight our programs, business and industry connections, and dedicated faculty.”

Alvin Frazier, CIT recruiting coordinator for PCC, says “Signing Day” is also a chance for area business and industry leaders who attend the event to talk with students and their families about high-demand jobs in a variety of career fields, including transportation, engineering, HVAC, electrical, welding and manufacturing.

“Industry leaders are excited about this opportunity, because it provides validation for students and gives them a chance to meet individuals who could very well turn out to be some of their future employees,” he said.

Including PCC, more than 60 technical institutions in the US will host signing day ceremonies Thursday. The programs will be tied together by live simulcasts that are aired nationwide.

Pitt’s program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. The signing ceremony is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.