Students and teachers at RIVEROAK Technical College teamed up with SkillsUSA and its industry partners to celebrate SkillsUSA National Signing Day on May 4, 2021. Eighteen students at RIVEROAK Technical College were part of the program recognizing local career and technical education students for their dedication to pursuing a career in any of the 130 occupational areas that SkillsUSA serves.
 
On SkillsUSA National Signing Day, these dedicated students were recognized by their school administrators, teachers, elected officials, SkillsUSA advisors, family and friends for making a decision to pursue a career in the skilled trades, a high demand sector that continues to face an immense labor shortage.
 
In a style similar to “National Signing Day” events for high school student athletes, the students were applauded as they announced their career plans and sign “letters of intent” for advanced technical training. This recognition for career and technical education students will illuminate the many training programs and career paths for students.
 
“We would like to thank our community for supporting SkillsUSA National Signing Day,” said Mary Keen, RIVEROAK Technical College Principal “This program celebrates our career and technical education students and acknowledges their commitment to the skilled trades. Because of this support, SkillsUSA National Signing Day will help generate more awareness of the skilled trades as a viable career option. We are very proud of these students and their commitment!”