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Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville Inks New Recruits


Nashville, Tennessee – In conjunction with other leading schools from around the nation, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville (TCAT Nashville) is holding National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on February 16, 2017. New students for the 2017-18 school year will take part in a signing ceremony, similar to an athletic signing, in the Douglas Henry Building at 100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209.  

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.

All twenty seven Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts. There will be approximately 2,000 career and technical education students signed by the TCATs statewide.

“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 Mark Lenz, Director of TCAT Nashville. “Industry leaders also are excited about this opportunity because it validates the student and provides an opportunity for industry representatives to meet these future workers.”

Several of TCAT Nashville’s corporate partners are participating to show their support of technical education. Students and family members will have opportunities to interact with potential future employers and learn more about high-demand jobs in many industries including transportation, energy, aviation, and manufacturing.