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National Signing Day: CTE students commit to Pima College

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  • Greg D'Anna / Pima JTED

CTE Students Signing Letters To Commit To Training At Pima Community College For Their Career And Technical Education. Photo Courtesy Pima JTED

Like the ceremonies to welcome new college athletes; a stage was built, a crowd gathered, and cameras captured dozens of Pima JTED students from CTE programs such as Automotive, Aviation, Culinary Arts, and Construction Technologies as they signed letters of intent to attend Pima Community College and pursue technical careers.

This year more than 2,400 students participated in the National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day, sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

In his opening remarks, Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert pointed out that 68 percent of jobs will require post-secondary education, yet only 21 percent will require a four-year college degree.

Daryl Koeppel, from the Jim Click Automotive Team, hit that point home when he announced his organization would likely hire every automotive student signing that day.

Pima JTED video:National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day