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CTE Signing Day: A National Success

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Savanna Waters traveled to UCC from the Salem area to sign her commitment to study Dental Assisting this Fall.

ROSEBURG, Oregon – On Feb. 21, thousands of students at 62 schools across the country took part in the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) National CTE Signing Day. Umpqua Community College (UCC) participated in the national event—welcoming 20 new students who signed a letter of intent to attend UCC for the 2019-20 school year.

As friends and family members watched, the incoming students inked their letters while being welcomed to the College by their respective instructors and program chairs. The students committed by signing with the following CTE programs:

Sponsored by NC3, the event mirrored the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. The College was one of four Oregon colleges to host a signing day event. Locally, UCC partnered with Douglas Education Service District (ESD).

Melody Cornish, the CTE regional coordinator for Douglas ESD, said she felt the event was a success and hopes to continue the concept each year.

"Our local students need to know that the trades and other CTE-related careers offer great jobs that will lead them to future success and will also support the needs of our local communities by providing valuable services,” she said.

The event was streamed live on UCC’s YouTube Channel. Watch the signing day highlights video.

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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Jason Aase - Contact
Dean, Career and Technical (CTE) Education
Phone: 541-440-4682

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