May 9, 2019

Graduating Students “Sign” with Employers for National Signing Day

This week, students from the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) Career
Preparation Center officially committed to full time positions with local employers as a part of National
Signing Day.

SkillsUSA and Klein Tools created National Signing Day as a way to celebrate high school
seniors who are dedicated to pursuing careers in the skilled trades.

Six seniors who are close to completing their programs through the Career Preparation Center were
celebrated alongside their future employers at this event. Alex Annis from Grand Ledge High School,
Brandon McGowan from Webberville High School and Jared Snyder from Fowler High School are
currently in the Heavy Equipment Repair program and have all officially accepted full time positions with
AIS Construction in Lansing; Zack Trouten from Eaton Rapids High School who is in the Welding 2
program accepted a position at Dowding Industries in Eaton Rapids; Aaron Thompson from Charlotte
High School who is in the Auto Technology 2 program accepted a position with Grand Ledge Ford; and
Andrew Baker from Potterville High School who is in the Welding 2 program accepted a position at
Cameron Tool in Lansing.

“National Signing Day is a great platform to showcase these high school students who have continued to
work hard in school and will be able to immediately enter the workforce after graduation. Participating
in career and technical education programs can give students access to opportunities that they would
never know otherwise,” said Mary-Ellen Brocklehurst, Student Services Coordinator at the Eaton RESA
Career Preparation Center. “We are so thankful that SkillsUSA and Klein Tools invited us to participate
and appreciate the support from employers and partners.”