High school graduates from the class of 2018 are taking advantage of the educational benefits that TN Promise affords by formally committing to technical programs offered through the Tennessee College of Applied Technology during National Signing Day at Chattanooga State Community College beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, February 15.
This national event, sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers, mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to celebrate career and technical education opportunities for graduating seniors.
Student commitments have poured in from area high schools including Soddy-Daisy, Ooltewah, South Pittsburg, Red Bank, East Ridge, Tyner, Sequoyah, Howard, Sequatchie County, Bledsoe County,Bradley Central, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, East Hamilton High, Sale Creek, Ivy Academy, Whitwell and Collinwood.
Technical programs selected by this incoming group of students include Aesthetics, Automotive Technology, Barbering, Collision Repair Technology, Computer Support Technician, Cosmetology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Industrial Electricity, HVAC/R Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Machine Tool Technology and Welding Technology.
More than 50 community and technical colleges around the country are expected to host signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts accessed through this link: https://youtu.be/XI2aiFu2KeY.