For a second year San Juan College will be participating in the NC3 National Letter of Intent Signing Day to encourage career technical education students.

Students are seen signing letters of intent at last year's event in the Connie Gotsch Theatre.

San Juan College will once again host the NC3 National Letter of Intent Signing Day on April 20, 2023, in the Connie Gotsch Theatre. First-time Career Technical Education students to San Juan College for the 2023-24 school year will take part in a signing ceremony, similar to an athletic signing.

This national event sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work. Dozens of technical institutions across the country will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts.

Signing Day Encourages Trades Students

“As a Leadership School in the NC3 family, San Juan College has the ability to open a number of doors (industry partnerships) in the career and technical programs which leads to high wage paying jobs for our students,” says Dr. Ruben Johnson, dean of Trades and Technology. “NC3 not only has an immediate economic impact on the participating students, but it also has the ability to positively impact the family for generations to come. By San Juan College and our students participating in the NC3 training system, it helps give our students a “certified” head start in the workplace and in their careers.

”Together with NC3’s global industry partners, local area business and community leaders participate in Signing Day both to show support and to provide information to students and their families.

NC3 History and Support

NC3 was established to help build a workforce prepared to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s industries by connecting employers and educational institutions in synergistic partnerships that foster effective training, elevation of skilled careers, and employment opportunities.

At last year’s event, the San Juan College Foundation provided nine $1,000 scholarships. In addition, Emiliano Baca, a Diesel Technology student, was chosen as a recipient of The Skilled Trades – 3M Transformational Scholarship, a national scholarship through 3M and the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

More Information

Those interested in participating in the National Letter of Intent Signing Day should contact Dr. Ruben Johnson, 505-566-3279; or Samantha Ramires-Martinez, 505-566-3339 at SJC School of Trades and Technology by April 7