Klein Tools and SkillsUSA Signing Day.

Stafford Technical Center is pleased to announce that 8 of our students participated in Klein Tools and SkillsUSA National Signing Day. These students have decided to pursue a career in one of the skilled trades.

Taking place May 8, 2019, this inaugural nationwide program recognized students at hundreds of SkillsUSA chapter high schools across the country for their dedication to pursuing a career in residential wiring, building trades and renovations, HVAC or plumbing.

On National Signing Day, high school seniors at Stafford Technical Center were recognized by their school administrators, teachers, and SkillsUSA advisors for making the decision to pursue a career in the skilled trades, a sector in high demand that continues to face an immense labor shortage. In a style similar to “National Signing Day” events for high school student-athletes, seniors will be applauded as they announce their career plans, and will sign “letters of intent” for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.

Klein Tools, the title sponsor of National Signing Day 2019, is an over 160-year-old American manufacturer who designs, develops and manufactures premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools used in the construction, electrical, utility, and mining industries. Klein Tools’ commitment to American manufacturing runs deep – with nine facilities in seven states, including its corporate office and world-class forging facility in suburban Chicago, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing headquarters in Mansfield, Texas. Thank you to Klein Tools and SkillsUSA for the support in recognizing these students.


Photo (left to right)

standing: Chris Tooley (instructor) Greg Godda (Proctor), Mason Hutchins (Poultney), Marcus Rockwell (Mill River),  Deven Blow (Proctor), Melissa Patterson (instructor), Cindy Dunigan (outreach), Jeff Fowler (instructor),

Seated: Levi Tarbell (Mill River), Jacob Allen (RHS), Drew Patterson (RHS),  Dylan Harrington (RHS)