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Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson Inks New Recruits

Jackson, TN – In conjunction with other leading schools from around the nation, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Jackson (TCAT Jackson) is holding National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day beginning at 10:00 AM on February 16, 2017. Selected new students for the 2017-2018 school year will take part in a signing ceremony, similar to an athletic signing, at TCAT Jackson at 2468 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, TN.  At the event, students will also be encouraged to initiate enrollment for the fall trimester.

This national event sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) 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.

Technical colleges around the country will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts. TCAT Jackson expects to sign 48 students at its signing day event.

“By signing our incoming students to Letters of Intent, we’re telling them that we’ve reserved a place for them and we want them. Technical education will prepare them for a strong career,” said Dr. Jeff Sisk, TCAT Jackson Director. “TCAT Jackson is committed to attaining the goals of Governor Haslam’s ‘Drive to 55’ initiative. We believe that the National Letter of Intent Signing Day is a great next step towards accomplishing those goals”.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson is a member institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents and enrolls 600+ students annually in 25 different technical skills programs.