Signing day held for manufacturing jobs

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WOWK) — Much like athletes signing college and pro-ball commitments, a ‘Going Pro’ signing day was held for students at ACTC that are heading into the work force.

Across the Bluegrass state, 16 colleges held a ‘Going Pro’ ceremony to honor those students that have successfully completed their manufacturing programs and are going into high demand, and high paying jobs.

The day signifies the partnerships between the college and industries in our area.

“This will be my career, this is my goal that I’ve worked towards. It’s pretty exciting,” said Alison Cranfill, who signed a commitment with the Local 248 Union of Steam and Pipe Fitters. “It’s something I’ve always loved to do. I’ve always had a love for welding, and to put it into a reality, it’s kind of cool.”

Cranfill says she’ll be the third woman that is a part of the Local 248 Union and that she’s very excited for this opportunity.

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