National Signing Day

Caps and pens at the ready, a new class of recruits arrives on campus every spring to sign letters of intent for our National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day. New students, enrolled in either the spring or upcoming fall semester, take part in a signing ceremony that is similar to an athletic signing in Washburn Tech’s Conference Center.

Washburn Tech's event mirrors the NCAA's National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. Students sign a letter of intent and don a Washburn Tech cap. The ceremony is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.

Washburn Tech hosted the first signing day eight years ago. Now, more than 90 institutions around the country join Washburn Tech in signing students to a letter of intent. Friends and family attend this special event to show support as do local dignitaries and corporate partners.

Signing Day 2021

National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day was celebrated virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Hundreds of students signed letters of intent to attend Washburn Tech in the fall. Leadership from Washburn University and Washburn Tech welcomed the new recruits. Community leaders as well as members of business and industry sent best wishes as students committed to the program of their choice.

By signing new recruits each year, we are telling them that a place has been reserved for them and that they are valued. Technical education will prepare them for a strong career and builds families, sustains communities and grows a highly skilled workforce.

Washburn Tech Signing Day 2020

More than 300 students inked their names at our 7th annual National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day on February 20, 2020 at Washburn Tech. Special guests included Molly Howey, president of economic development for the Greater Topeka Partnership, and Ron Painter, president of the National Association of Workforce Boards.

2020 Signing Day Around the Nation

Led by National Coalition of Certification Centers, or NC3, National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day includes colleges from several states along with dozens of prominent business and industry leaders. Listen to their encouragement and congratulations to this year's class of signees! Colleges, interested in joining this national movement, are invited to view the Signing Day Playbook, a step-by-step plan for participating in this special day.

Where Education & Industry Meet

The National Coalition of Certification Centers or NC3 is a value-driven organization and the future model for Career and Technical Education. It creates highly-skilled, job-ready professionals through a growing network of educational partners and global industry leaders.

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