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College's CIT Division Set to Ink New Recruits

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) Division will join technical institutions across the country Thursday as part of National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers, the program will feature students who are preparing for college enrollment this fall taking part in a ceremony similar to an athletic signing event. The students will also be encouraged to initiate the college enrollment process during the program, which will take place in PCC’s Craig F. Goess Student Center multipurpose room.

According CIT Dean Mark Faithful, the national CTE event mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play college sports. The program, he said, is intended to honor students entering technical fields.

“The purpose of this signing event is to recognize future students here at PCC within the CIT division but also to validate the importance these students will play in our community and workforce of the future,” Faithful said.

Sixteen technical institutions around the country, including Pitt, will be hosting signing day ceremonies Thursday that will be tied together by live simulcasts aired nationwide. This is first year PCC has sponsored such an event and is the first event of its kind held in North Carolina and east of Tennessee.

“We are proud to be the first in the state to host the National CTE Signing Day, as it recognizes our new students, highlights our programs and industry connections, and serves as an opportunity to recognize our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty,” Faithful said.

Alvin Frazier, CIT recruiting coordinator for PCC, says signing day is also a chance for industry leaders to meet with students and their families and talk with them about high-demand jobs in many industries, including transportation, engineering, HVAC, electrical, welding and manufacturing. He said area business and community leaders and several of PCC’s corporate partners will also be in attendance.

Thursday’s program will begin with registration at 11 a.m. The signing ceremony will take place at 12 p.m.


02/15/2016