Washburn Tech Looking Forward To 2014

By: 13 News at 4 (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: 13 News at 4 (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The doors of opportunity are opening - and the opportunities continue to open up - in 2014 at Washburn Institute of Technology.

Clark Coco, dean of the Topeka school, visited 13 News at 4 to talk about several items he is keying on in the year ahead.

Among them, he says the school will host a National Letter of Intent Signing Day for its students enrolling for the Fall 2014 semester, just like those held for student-athletes. He says incoming students will be invited to the school to celebrate their commitment to pursing a technical education, learning skills that will make them employment and valuable in the workforce.

Coco also says he will keep an eye on legislation that provides new state dollars to pay college tuition for high school students earning college credits in technical courses. The free tuition applies to any and all technical courses in approved programs at public community and technical colleges. Coco says the response to this initiative since it started has been overwhelming.

Hear more from Coco in the video above.


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