HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College’s Applied Technologies Division is hosting its second annual Career Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the James C. Bailey Center 12th floor.

Modeled on an athletics signing, the Technical Division Signing Day allows incoming students in the summer or fall to officially secure their commitment to Wallace State in their respective technical majors.

The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and each individual signing the letter of intent will receive a Wallace State hat, be treated to lunch and have the opportunity to enjoy a departmental tour. The students’ families and friends are also invited to the event.

Wallace State is joining colleges across the country by celebrating the occasion on Feb. 16 in acknowledgment of National Career Technical Education (CTE) Month through the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

“I’m extremely proud to be a part of the NC3 program as they recognize this day for students. We’ve gotten to a point where career technical programs are getting the recognition they deserve, and I’m excited about that,” said Jimmy Hodges, Wallace State’s Dean of Applied Technologies. “The students invited to our signing have made a conscious decision to be a part of one of our technical programs in the future. They will gain skills that will help them find a career that can last a lifetime and provide a lifelong income for their family.”

Wallace State has invited 301 incoming students who have filled out an application to Wallace State and specified a particular major within the Technical Division.

The document signed on Feb. 16 will state: “I, the undersigned student, understand that with this Letter of Intent I am occupying one of the very limited training openings in this technology education program and I am committed to successful completion of this program. I understand I will be trained to work in a highly-technical occupation and I will graduate workplace ready.”

If you are student interested in applying for a technical field at Wallace State, Hodges encourages you to call 256.352.8229 for more information, and the program you are interested in will give you a tour and allow you to shadow students within the department.

For a list of Wallace State’s Technical Division options, you can visit: http://www.wallacestate.edu/programs/technical-division

For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu.

2016 Technical Signing Day

2016 Technical Signing Day

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Russell Moore

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