SEDC also applauds Navarro ISD students who have signed on behalf of their future
(Seguin) — The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will be celebrating its second annual Seguin Industry Signing Day in recognition of students choosing to enter career pathways leading to in-demand careers and occupations directly from high school.
Seguin Industry Signing Day encourages partnerships between high schools and community/technical colleges and local companies.
Josh Schneuker, executive director of the SEDC, says Seguin Industry Signing Day highlights the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) to ensure a skilled future workforce for the Seguin Community and nationwide.
He says it has become a tradition across high schools to hold a “signing day” for high school athletes to announce which team they will join. There is a signing day for kids to announce where they will go to college. There is also the Skills US National Signing Day, where students sign “letters of intent” for job offers, apprenticeships or advanced technical training.
During today’s Seguin Industry Signing Day, over 10 local high school senior students will sign letters of intent reflecting their commitment to go straight into the workforce with Seguin companies or various technical schools across the nation.
The event will feature six students planning to enter the workforce with Caterpillar, Inc. and CMC Steel Texas.
“We are thrilled to be able to recognize high school seniors from our area high schools across the community for their commitment to the skilled trades,” said Schneuker. “These students will make a big impact on the U.S. labor market and will help to close the skills gap impacting our country today. We hope that by raising awareness of the many career options in the skilled trades, we will have even more students signing their ‘letters of intent’ next year.”
Rick Bough, Seguin ISD CTE director, says they are excited to partner with SEDC to recognize Seguin ISD Career and Technical Education students that have completed their pathway at Seguin High School and are ready to take the next step in their careers.
“For some, that means attending a trade school to gain further understanding of their craft, while for others it means using the skills and knowledge, they have gained in their CTE courses to enter the workforce. We are proud of these young men and women and know that they will represent our district and their programs well,” said Bough.
During Navarro ISD’s Seguin Industry Signing Day held on April 27th, five students signed their letters of intent to study welding, public service and health science at Texas State Technical College, Universal Technical Institute of Austin & Coastal Bend College.
The signing event will be held at 9 a.m. today at Seguin High School.