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UCC Hosts First-Ever National CTE Signing Day

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College joins nationwide movement to celebrate students pursuing CTE training.

ROSEBURG, Oregon – Together with other leading schools from across the nation, Umpqua Community College (UCC) is hosting its first-ever National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Signing Day on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. New students who sign a letter of intent to attend UCC for the 2019-20 school year will be showcased during the live-streamed, nationwide signing event.

This event is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to emphasize the College’s commitment to help them gain the skills necessary to compete in high-demand occupations.

Technical education training prepares students for strong careers,” Jason Aase, UCC’s Dean of Career and Technical Education (CTE), said. “These careers pay very well, and are often not possible to enter directly out of high school without some level of college education or training. By signing our incoming students to Letters of Intent, we are telling them that UCC has reserved a place for them and we want them here.”

Sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), this event mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. More than 60 institutions across the country are participating. UCC, who is locally partnering with Douglas Education Service District, is one of four colleges in Oregon that will be hosting signing day events. NC3 LOGO

In addition to the signings, students and family members will have opportunities to interact with potential future employers and learn more about high-demand jobs in industries including transportation, apprenticeships, engineering, manufacturing, welding, and more.

Recruits will begin signing their intent letters at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning and Event Center on the main UCC campus.

About Umpqua Community College

Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.

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