Together with other schools from around the nation today, Sequoyah High School held a National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day. 16 SHS students who will be entering the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Chattanooga State for the 2021-22 school year took part in a signing ceremony.
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 honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.
“To see the joy on students’ faces as we recognize their hard work and dream about their future opportunities is what’s it’s all about,” said Amy Myhan, principal of SHS.
"SHS is unique in that the students who are signing to enter Chattanooga State’s TCAT programs have already completed up to two semesters of their Technical program," officials said. "This year’s group of future machinists, welders and cosmetologists earned 900 hours of dual enrollment credit while also completing their high school diploma requirements. By the end of this summer, many of the students will complete their technical degree and enter the workforce with highly sought-after skills."
“We are very pleased to partner with SHS in offering dual enrollment opportunities for their students,” said Dr. Jim Barrott, executive vice president of TCAT at Chattanooga State. “Most graduating seniors participating in the program will have only one semester left to complete one of our TCAT programs. This is a winning partnership and we look forward to expanding additional programs at SHS.”