On Feb. 5, 2020 thousands of athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at colleges all across the United States. On Thursday, Feb. 20, San Diego Miramar College is adding a new twist to this concept by hosting a Career Education signing day for San Diego Unified School District students wishing to pursue an educational career in high-wage, in demand fields such as Child Development, Diesel Technology, Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, Exercise Science, Entrepreneurship Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Technology. The festivities are set to begin at 9 a.m. in L-105 and run through 1 p.m. The actual signing ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in L-105.
In addition to students pledging their commitment to study at Miramar College, there will be student panels, demonstrations and hands on activities for those students who are interested in career technical education.
“National Career Education Signing Day celebrates the life-changing moment when students choose and commit to their future careers,” said Ben Gamboa, associate dean, Strong Workforce Programs at San Diego Miramar College. “Participating students will be individually recognized by their future San Diego employers and college faculty for their dedication to learn in-demand skills for industries like biotechnology, diesel technology, and automotive, among other high-paying fields. These workers of tomorrow will choose an industry-aligned certification program with the potential of financial and employment security earlier in life than their fellow classmates.”
Participants will receive a tour of their career training program, sign a letter-of-intent to attend Miramar College, receive program swag, and enjoy a meet-and-greet with faculty and employers over lunch.
Providing the keynote speech will be Tom Nguyen, a biotechnology program Miramar graduate. Nguyen is currently employed at San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Associate in Conservation Genetics as a part of the northern white rhinoceros conservation efforts.
A brief overview of what NC3 National Signing Day entails can be viewed here.
Students and parents wishing to attend this event should RSVP here
If you need disability accommodations for this event, please contact Arni Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-388-7523 at least three days prior to the event.