Celebrating Our Regions Next Career & Technical All Stars!

Career Launch Signing Day 2024

On May 20th at 4 p.m. we are celebrating recent graduates who chose to complete a career in technical education. Career Launch Signing Day recognizes students entering careers in manufacturing, nursing, logistics, truck driving, and more. The event will take place in the Quincy Community Theatre inside the Oakley-Lindsay Center. If you have hired a recent graduate who has gained technical skills through Career and Technical Education, please fill out a form, and email it to Madison Badgley by April 12th.

In 2023, students committed to the following local employers: Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care, Blessing Surgery Center, Dot Foods, Doyle Equipment Manufacturing, Hy-Vee, Inc., Peters Heating and Air, Quincy Medical Group and the Surgery Center, Sharkey Transportation, United Alloy, Inc., and Wis-Pak, Inc.

Photos below are from Career Launch Signing Day 2023. In 2023, 19 students from John Wood Community College, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center signed an empowering work ready pledge. Each student has chosen to enter an in-demand career and are being hired by a local employer.

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The event emulates National Signing Day and recognizes students entering the workforce who chose an in demand regional career, and are now being hired by a local employer.

At Career Launch Signing Day students newly hired, along with the companies they work for, will sign an empowering work ready pledge. Each newly hired student will also receive a special certificate from the Adams County Works (ACW) team and partners.

Partners: Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College & Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center

The event recognizes students entering into careers in transportation, distribution & logistics (TDL), manufacturing, health science and agriculture.