School-to-Work Signing Day celebrates CATEC students who are graduating with employment commitments to local businesses or the military. Students currently participating in internships and apprenticeships, as well as students who accept employment during CATEC’s Interview Week, are eligible to participate in the event. CATEC Director Stephanie Carter says, “CATEC is excited to recognize our students’ outstanding performance and commitment to employment with local businesses from their industries.”
STUDENT AND EMPLOYER PARTICIPANTS
The following students and their employers participated in 2022's School-to-Work Signing Day event:
Joseline Abundio-Gomez- Nurse Assistant, Monticello High School
Jose Aparicio-Rafael- Culinary Arts, Charlottesville High School
Austin Bernsen- Auto Service Technology, Albemarle High School
Kamryn Brown- Nurse Assistant, Charlottesville High School
William deBondt- Electricity, Monticello High School
Megan Gray- Automotive Service Technology, Charlottesville High School
Carter Hall- Fire Science, Albemarle High School
Ricardo Jara Barron- Electricity, Monticello High School
TaMarah Jenkins- Nurse Assistant, Charlottesville High School
Mitchell Johnson- Electricity, Western Albemarle High School
Shawn Jones- Automotive Service Technology, Monticello High School
Amontae McCoy- Fire Science, Albemarle High School
Leroy Myers- Fire Science, Albemarle High School
Jennifer Osegueda Castellanos- Nurse Assistant, Western Albemarle High School
Ashleigh Payne- Culinary Arts, Charlottesville High School
Allen Ragland- Construction Technology, Monticello High School
Sayer Ritchie- Auto Body Technology, Albemarle High School
Josselin Rosa-Castillo- Nurse Assistant, Monticello High School
Jenna Scholl- Culinary Arts, Monticello High School
Ahmir Thomas- Auto Body Technology, Albemarle High School
Andrew Thomas- Culinary Arts, Albemarle High School
Alexandre Warner- Auto Service Technology, Charlottesville High School
SCHOOL-TO-WORK SIGNING DAY VIDEOS
Click here to watch CATEC's 2022 Signing Day even celebrating each student.
Click here to watch CATEC's 2021 Signing Day event celebrating each student.
Click here to watch Albemarle County Public School's video celebrating the event.
This year, Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Foundation (CATEF) and Red Wing Shoes Charlottesville are sponsoring CATEC’s Signing Day event.
CATEF assists CATEC in advancing career and technical education, training, and job placement as well as promotes programs that provide career and technical training in Central Virginia. CATEF provides each student participant with $150-worth of industry gifts to help launch them into their fields.
Red Wing Shoes, located on Abbey Road, provides exceptional footwear and orthotics that keep safety, quality, and style in the forefront of their brand. CATEC students participating in Signing Day receive a $175 gift certificate towards work-ready footwear.
To the local businesses that support our students, thank you so much for participating in CATEC’s School-to-Work Signing Day. We are grateful for your commitment to CATEC and your unwavering support of the CATEC students you employ. Their time with you is the most beneficial learning opportunity we can collectively provide. We hope to continue building our relationship with your business to provide more job shadow, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities in the future. Thank you for all you do for our students.
CATEC gladly welcomes local businesses to become community partnerships. To learn more about community partnerships, click here.
IN THE NEWS
We are grateful for our local news organizations' coverage of our event in the past. To view these stories, click on each of the following:
*Photo credit: Andrew Shurtleff