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COA Foundation to Award Up to $20,000 in Scholarships for College to Career Signing Day

Elizabeth City, NC – College of The Albemarle (COA) is pleased to announce its Annual College to Career (C2C) Signing Day on March 23, 2023, at COA – Elizabeth City, Building AE, Room 208.  The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the signing at 6:00 p.m.  Prospective students for the 2023-2024 academic year are invited to participate in this event, signing off on their intentions to attend COA by enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Registration for this event is required.  Eligible students will receive a $500 scholarship upon signing.  We will offer up to $20,000 in scholarships for this event, so don’t delay; register early.  The COA Foundation also offers additional scholarships for students.

Specific programs for this signing event include computer-aided drafting, machining, HVAC, information technology, CDL/truck driver, culinary, emergency medical science and nurse aid.  These programs offer short-term training in high-wage and high-demand fields.  Several local companies partner with COA to offer work-based learning opportunities and internships.  Many also provide scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in a career and technical field of study related to their specific workforce.

This event is designed to honor students’ commitment to entering a career and technical field of study that will take them from college to career.  Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the event to celebrate this significant milestone for their students.

“I am excited that COA is continuing our College to Career Signing event,” shared Michelle Waters, Dean, Business Industry and Applied Technologies.  “Anytime COA and the community can recognize career and technical education pathways designed to provide students with the skills needed to fill regional workforce needs and celebrate those passionate about transforming their futures and families’ lives is a great day.”

COA will have various activities available from 4:30 p.m. until the signing at 6:00 p.m. This includes assistance with COA applications, advising, FAFSA assistance, scholarships, and meet-and-greet opportunities with program representatives.  Refreshments will also be available.

Please visit https://bit.ly/3YtlOXh to register for the C2C Signing Day.  You may also visit www.albemarle.edu/programs to view the programs of study included. Registration is required and must be completed by March 13, 2023.

For information related to the College to Career Signing Day event, please contact Antonio Williams, COA Director, Admissions and Recruitment, at antonio_williams12@albemarle.edu or 252-335-0821, ext. 2220.

For all other COA-related information, please contact Tammy Sawyer, COA Director of Communications and Marketing, at tammy_sawyer32@albemarle.edu or 252.335.0821, ext. 2420.