“Signing Day” has taken on a whole new meaning at Big Lake High School in Big Lake, Minnesota. Under the leadership of Principal Bob Dockendorf, high school juniors and seniors put pen to paper to announce where they will be starting an apprenticeship.
“Youth Apprentice Signing Day simulates the celebrations athletes enjoy when joining a college or professional team. We’ve created actual signing opportunities that bring businesses, students, staff, parents, and the community together to give apprenticeships some well-earned attention,” Principal Dockendorf said in an interview with American Experiment. “By participating in the signings, we see instant pride for industries we might not otherwise recognize in our surrounding communities.”