Career Signing Day

Over the past five years, the BCPC Career Signing Day has signed over 150 graduating high school seniors into full-time craft careers that include on-the-job training and classroom instruction that often leads to professional certification.

2023 Career Signing day Photos

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 2024, Career Signing Day will be Tuesday, April 23 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. Over the past years, 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.

In 2023, Career Signing Day’s Keynote Speaker was Jim “Matress Mack”  McIngvale. Mattress Mack spoke to the audiance about work is life-sustaining and builds community. He went on the preach about if you find a job you love, you never have to work a day in your life.

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

Furthermore, the Career Signing Day received the 2022 Workforce Development Award by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), an international recognition for extraordinary, exemplary, and innovative training and education programs that encourages individuals to pursue a career in the construction industry and/or enhance individuals construction skills.  Click here to read more.

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.

“Work is life sustaining. Work is our community. Get up. Go to work. Make something of your life.” -Mattress mack

2023-2024 Schedule of Events

  • November 1 – Application open
  • February 21 – Applications due
  • March 27 – Interviews
  • April 23 – BCPC Career Signing Day Event

success stories


2019 Brazosport High School Graduate. Signing initially with Wood PLC and worked within the heavy 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.


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.


The Career Signing Day Committee is a group of diverse men and women who have a passion for helping young people succeed. The group is made of individuals from across the community representing school districts, owner companies, contract companies, and trade associations.

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