Aila Boyd
aboyd@ourvalley.org

Botetourt Technical Education Center (BTEC) held its Career Signing Day on May 8. Students from Craig and Botetourt Counties participated in the event.


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.

In total, three Craig County students—Stacie Medley, Mitchell Brewster, and Michael James— sighed letters of intent.

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…



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