SkillsUSA National Signing Day was held Thursday, May 5, 2022, to celebrate high school seniors who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional in any of the skilled trades. Career technical education schools across the nation were encouraged to hold ceremonies for their students to sign letters of commitment with their employers. Minuteman High School has 18 students – so far – from the Class of 2022 who have committed to working in their trade of study upon graduation.
Pictured above, from left, are Jamie McDonough, Director of the Goddard School of Lexington; Minuteman Career Tech. Ed. Director Katie Bouchard; Early Education senior Courtney Lang of Acton, who will continue to work for Goddard; Early Education teacher Kristina Juzyn, Electrical senior Evan Long of Needham, who will continue working for TSD Electric; Plumbing senior Taranvir Pabla of Lexington, who will continue working for Chevron Plumbing; and Principal George Clement.
Also committing to work in their trades are the following seniors:
- Joseph Aiello of Acton, Electrical student; IPC Electric
- Ryan Carta of Arlington, Electrical student; SM Dodge
- Kyle Gaudet of Lexington, Metal Fabrication and Welding student; Woburn Public Works
- Harrison Hathaway of Newton, Plumbing student; Hathaway Plumbing and Heating
- Brendan Hunter of Arlington, Electrical student; Spaulding Rehabilitation
- Harrison Johnson of Watertown, Electrical student; Florence Electric
- Christian Lafrance of Lincoln, Metal Fabrication and Welding student; Certified Welding
- Dominic Moon of Watertown, Plumbing student; Akian Plumbing
- Cole Savage of Everett, Electrical student; Savage Electric
- Gary Silva of Lexington, Electrical student; Thomas Henry LLC
- Trevor Simon of Waltham, Plumbing student; SDH Plumbing and Heating
- Nicholas Soukaras of Lancaster, Metal Fabrication and Welding student; Certified Welding
- Andrew Wood of Burlington, Electrical student; Dionne Electric
- Robert Zaikis of Lancaster, Metal Fabrication and Welding student; New England Truck Design
Each year for the past several years, about two-thirds of Minuteman graduates enrolled in college, university or another type of post-secondary education, and about one-third were hired for a job in their trade of study.