> Sandburg Hosting CTE Signing Day, Automotive Technology Facility Ribbon Cutting April 20

Sandburg Hosting CTE Signing Day, Automotive Technology Facility Ribbon Cutting April 20

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is joining the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) on April 20 by hosting a National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony to celebrate new students enrolling at Sandburg this year in career and technical education programs. Afterward, Sandburg will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the move of its automotive technology program facility.

The NC3 signing day event — which begins at 9:30 a.m. April 20 in the Student Center on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. — recognizes and celebrates students and the dignity of work as they take the first step toward their education in CTE fields.

In addition to committing to their career choice, students at the NC3 signing day ceremony will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from local companies relevant to their programs. Sandburg offers several certificate and associate in applied science programs in CTE areas, including:

• Agriculture
• Accounting
• Administrative office
• Automotive technology
• Business administration
• Computer numerical control (CNC)
• Criminal justice
• Dental hygiene
• Entrepreneurship and small-business management
• Industrial maintenance
• Information technology and cyber security
• Medical assisting
• Medical office
• Mortuary science
• Nursing
• Radiologic technology
• Welding

Following the signing ceremony, a ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Building G to recognize the move of Sandburg’s automotive technology program facility. The program migrated from Building B to Building G this winter as the first phase of a campus construction project. The move consolidates the housing of the automotive technology program with Sandburg’s other building and mechanical trade programs such as welding; computer numerical control (CNC) operator and programmer; and industrial and mechanical maintenance. The previous automotive technology area was demolished and will serve as the site of Sandburg’s new Science & Technology Center.