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Tech students sign letters of commitment to trade schools

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) Athletes are recognized for their talents when they sign their National Letters of Intent. This allows athletes to compete at the collegiate level. But now schools across the country are recognizing students who aren’t athletes.

The Tazewell County Career and Technical Center recognized two students who are pursuing careers as tradesmen. Principal Cynthia Beavers says it’s important that the community recognizes students who pursue careers as tradesmen.

“Our goal is to prepare them for life,” said Beavers. Seniors Benjamin Coleman and Brian Blankenship have studied three years each in some form of automotive.

Coleman says it feels good to be recognized for the career path he’s chosen. Blankenship says his dream has been to go to school in Nashville.

“I tell everyone to follow their dreams,” said Blankenship.

Coleman will be attending the University of Northwestern Ohio to become a diesel mechanic.

Blankenship is going to study at Lincoln Tech University in Nashville to  study automotive.

Ashley Smith

Multimedia Journalist

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