Career signing day held at the Campbell County Technical Center

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – Friday was signing day at Campbell County Schools Vocational and Technical Training Center.

The day was intended to “celebrate and recognize students who are graduating from high school and who will enter the workforce directly through their education,” according to the school division.

Secondary objectives include:

· Highlight the many lucrative opportunities for students participating in CTE education programs.

· Encourage businesses to engage with CTE students prior to graduation to help them meet their labor needs.

· Encourage students to continue to strive for excellence as their high school career ends and their future career begins.

At the signing day event, sstudents and industry representatives have signed “letters of intent” that outline the companies’ expectations of students, as well as how much each company will pay each student and the benefits and training that will be provided to each student / employee.

A statement from Campbell County Schools reads:

Campbell County Schools strives to provide a world-class education that empowers every student to choose and pursue any after effort K12. As a division, we highlight, celebrate, and recognize students in a variety of ways who are pursuing military enlistment, college enrollment, or even scholarship opportunities beyond their Campbell County experiences. This recognition will help fuel the perception that students who enter the workforce directly after high school will do very well and that this achievement is worth celebrating. By recognizing students who will enter the workforce, we will also add value to the career-readiness training they received in high school and validate and quantify the “value” of vocational training through the CTE.

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