End of Year Events at CATEC

By May 3, 2019 blog

End of Year Events at CATEC

Join CATEC in congratulating our students and celebrating their accomplishments! We are wrapping up the 2018-2019 school year with several events to wish our new graduates good luck. Below is everything parents, caregivers, friends and students need to know about events for CATEC’s new grads.

Completers’ Ceremony

For high school completers and adult apprenticeship graduates
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Monticello High School (1400 Independence Way in Charlottesville)
Can’t make the event? Stream it online here.

The Completers’ Ceremony starts with a dinner reception from 5:00-6:00 PM in the cafeteria at Monticello High School. Students need to arrive no later than 6:00 PM and should dress in professional attire (business or business casual). High school seniors who are also graduating from their base schools must bring their graduation gowns, but not their caps, to wear during the ceremony. CATEC will provide gowns for undergraduate and homeschooled students who do not already have a graduation gown. Loaned gowns must be returned after the ceremony.

Signing Day Events

Similar to “National Signing Day” for high school student athletes, these events are a celebration and recognition of students, parents and employers who have committed to “school to work” partnerships. These partnerships bridge school and industry to give students the most current and relevant education and workplace experiences possible.  The events recognize CATEC students’ hard work and dedication to their training program. They also emphasize the value of the career training they have received at CATEC that has led directly to apprenticeships or employment.

2019 National Signing Day
May 8th at 7:30AM
At CATEC (1000 East Rio Road)

This event is presented by Klein Tools and SkillsUSA. CATEC students who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in Electrical or Building Trades pathways will be honored.

CTE School to Work Signing Event
May 14th at 5:30pm
At CATEC (1000 East Rio Road)

This events honors CATEC students and the local employers who have hired them.  All student honorees – along with their parents and guardians — are invited to the CATEC Center Board reception at 5:30 p.m. The signing event will begin at 6:30 p.m. during the Joint Board meeting.

Please wear something with your employer’s logo on it if you have it. RSVP by Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Leslie Chisholm chisholm@k12albemarle.org