Career Signing Day

Over the past four years, the BCPC Career Signing Day has signed 80 graduating high school seniors into full-time craft careers that include on-the-job training and classroom instruction that often leads to professional certification.

The mission of the program is to provide an avenue for CTE students that have taken industrial-based courses in high school to have the opportunity to work in the industry.

In 2023, Career Signing Day will be Monday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. Prior to Career Signing Day, eligible students will have to complete an application consisting of a letter of recommendation, transcript, and student essay. 

Afterward, students will be called to interview with several contractor companies on. In 2022, students had the opportunity to interview with four companies over the course of 4 hours. Based on the interviews, contractor companies will make offers to the students to start work after graduation.

At the 2022 event, Career Signing Day received Governor Abbott’s Career and Technical Education Proclamation with special recognition from Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez III and Commissioner Representing employees Aaron Demerson.

Since 2018, the Career Signing Day committee has led the charge of sharing best practices with organizations across the country including:

  • ACTE 2018 Conference in Houston, TX
  • ACTE 2019 Conference in Anaheim, CA
  • Texas Workforce Commission Webinar
  • ACTE 2021 Conference in New Orleans, LA

Careers in the petrochemical industry are in high demand with healthy benefits. Competitive wages and job opportunities all around the world make it a desirable industry to work in.

2023 Schedule of Events

  • January 5 – Application sent to school districts
  • March 3 – Applications due
  • April 5 – Interviews
  • April 10 – Job offers
  • May 1 – BCPC Career Signing Day Event

Success Stories

Enrique Galvan

2019 Brazosport High School Graduate. Signing initially with Wood PLC and worked within the heave construction welding and piping division. He now lives in Colorado working as a welding inspector with a new home and a $100,000 annual salary.

Lane Labuve, Pipeline Industry

2019 Danbury High School graduate Lane Labuve signed with Wood PLC working in the Crane and Elevators Department. He is currently working for Gulf Coast Pipeline Services earning high wages, receiving quality benefits, built financial credit, and is a ABC Scholarship Recipient.

Click the icon to view the student list that signed on to careers over the past few years.