Pinellas Technical College inks new recruits

PINELLAS COUNTY — Together with other leading schools from around the nation, Pinellas Technical College (PTC) is holding National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day from 11 to noon on Thursday, April 15. During this virtual event, graduating high school seniors from the class of 2020-21 will participate in a technical college commitment ceremony.

This national event is sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) and mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students pursuing a certification or license in a vocational skills trade and celebrate the dignity of work.

More than ninety technical institutions across the nation will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts. Continuing this tradition despite the pandemic, both campuses (St. Petersburg and Clearwater) are working collaboratively to present one virtual ceremony.

Hundreds of students from across the Tampa Bay area have participated in this event, which is expected to be no different this year. Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded to students as they commit to one of over 60 programs offered at PTC.

Scholars will receive tribute from administrators within Pinellas County Schools, elected officials, industry partners, and community supporters as they make known their commitment to a bright future in career technical education.

Those who wish to participate in National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day and those who are interested in attending PTC should contact Christopher Blackwell at 727-893-2500 ext. 2620, email: blackwellc@pcsb.org or Michael Gandolfo at 727-538-7167 ext. 2087, email: gandolfom@pcsb.org for registration information.

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