While it may not get the attention or national coverage from ESPN like high school athletes choosing what college they’ll be playing for, the National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day will change the lives of those who participate all the same.

Salina Area Technical College hosted its first signing day, with several dozen incoming students on hand to sign letters.

The push to celebrate those entering the technical field began right here in Kansas, with the first Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day happening at Topeka’s Washburn Institute of Technology in 2014.

On hand for the event at Salina Tech were staff and administration from the school, as well as family and friends of the students. Greg Nichols, president of Salina Tech, was excited for the opportunity for the students.

“By signing our incoming students to letters of intent, we’re telling them we’ve reserved a place or them, and we want them,” Nichols said. “Industry leaders are excited about this opportunity because it validates the students and their decisions to pursue technical education.”

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