Allentown is Helping Students “Reach Higher”
The decisions young high school students make can impact the rest of their lives, and it's up to all of us to inspire them to make good ones. Lincoln Tech understands the importance of a great education, and the Allentown Campus – whose graduates have gone on to launch new careers in electronics, healthcare and IT and have even gone on to be big-time players in the tech world - decided to take part in First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative.
Reach Higher helps students take charge of their futures by encouraging them to continue their education past high school through a professional training program, a community college or a four-year university. Recently, the First Lady held a College Signing Day event where students pledged to complete college and celebrated their decision among parents, educators, community leaders and even celebrities.
Lincoln Tech Allentown Outreach Inspires Brighter Futures
Over the course of three days in April, Jennifer Horton-Tocci, High School Community Representative for the Allentown campus, visited more than 20 high schools. It was an incredibly inspiring and positive experience for both Jennifer and the students.
"As an employee of Lincoln Tech, if anyone ever wonders whether or not we change lives, they need to experience the responses we received during these visits,” Jennifer says. “I had students jumping for joy — literally. One student even said to her counselor, 'I knew I was going to be somebody one day.' It was the best feeling to see the students put their bag on their backs, hold up their awards and walk away with confidence knowing they made the right decision."
Lincoln Tech is proud of every student who pledged to further his or her education during the College Signing Day event and is excited to train the next generation of skilled trade employees!