By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — HutchCC spokesperson Denny Stoecklein reminds us of an event going on this week for students going on to something after high school other than arts or sports.
"We all hear about the high school athletes who are signing to take their skills to the next level," Stoecklein said. "This is the exact same type of thing, but these are kids on the technical education side that are making their commitment to come to Hutch. They're going to have a signing day for them to celebrate that."
The event is the first-ever Career and Technical Education Letter-of-Intent Signing Day, sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy and Hutchinson Community College.
"Whether its a Superior or a Kuhn Krause or any number of manufacturers that are looking for machining, welding, you name it," Stoecklein said. "All of those opportunities are available right here, very economically and we know the jobs are out there."
Programs involved in the day’s event include:
Automotive Mechanics Technology
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Building Trades/Residential construction
Medical Sciences – CMA and CNA
Signing sessions will happen at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, 800 15th Circle. During the 1:30 p.m. signing session, Bill Murphy, deputy secretary of business development for the Kansas Department of Commerce, will speak.