By Aila Boyd

Botetourt Technical Education Center (BTEC) held its Career Signing Day last Wednesday.

During the ceremony, 15 students from the Auto Service Technology, Building Trades, Welding, and Nurse Aide programs signed letters of intent with local employers, sealing their postgraduation fates.

Mike Ketron, supervisor of career technical education and adult education for Botetourt County Public Schools, started off the ceremony with some opening remarks.

Success, as defined by Google, is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose,” Ketron said. “This event is the product of a desire to recognize students who took an interest and turned it into a career pathway. Along that pathway, they earned industry certifications or a professional license through programs here at BTEC.”

He said that the students that were recognized took the knowledge and skills that they had acquired at the school and made the most of it. By making the most of their time at the school, he said, they were able to obtain full-time employment even before any of them will walk across the graduation stage.

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