National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day

National Signing Day 2023 logoPeosta: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 2023 at 10 a.m.

Each year, colleges around the country honor new students entering a professional career or technical field through the National Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day. The event mirrors the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play college sports. This day honors those who are making a commitment to technical education. In partnership with The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is hosting the 3rd annual Signing Day Events. The College offers a wide variety of professional career and technical programs with degree, diploma and certificate options.

Letter of Intent: During the Signing Day ceremony, students will sign a letter of intent indicating their commitment to Northeast Iowa Community College in their program of choice to start Fall 2023.

The programs being celebrated this year are:


  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Finance
  • Agronomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Beef Science Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Dairy Science Technology
  • Commercial Residential & Industrial Electrician
  • John Deere TECH
  • Production & Companion Animal Veterinary Technician


  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Building Trades
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Technician
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Engineering Technology
  • Gas Utility Construction & Service
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Welding

You could win a $250 scholarship! All students attending the signing event will be entered into a scholarship drawing.

In addition, students may qualify for Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship which covers the tuition of students in one of our 34 qualifying programs including some programs being honored during this event. Students should also complete the NICC scholarship application before April 1, 2023 to be eligible for many other Northeast Iowa Community College scholarships.

This is a day to celebrate the dignity of work! High school counselors, principals, school district superintendents and civic and business leaders will be in attendance to show their support. A large delegation of Northeast Iowa Community College faculty and staff will take part in the event to celebrate and welcome the students. Family and friends are also invited to join the celebration. The event will be recorded and posted on social media later in the day.

Learn more about the National CTE Signing Day Event.