Linn-Benton Community College plans to host a National Coalition of Certification Centers letter of intent signing day at 10 a.m. Thursday, the school announced.

Two locals will be among the 44 new students committing to pursuing their technical education degree at LBCC — Colt Gullberg of Blodgett and Tyler Tally of Philomath.

Gullberg plans to pursue machine tool technology and Tally will study automotive technology.

LBCC plans to livestream the event.

On the day of the event, high school students will be celebrated by their friends and families, college faculty and staff, industry partners and potential employers.

“By signing our incoming students to letters of intent, we’re telling them that we’ve reserved a place for them, and we want them,” Amy Burbee, LBCC Cooperative Work Experience coordinator said through a press release. “Technical education will prepare them for a strong career.

“Industry leaders are excited about this opportunity because it validates the student and provides an opportunity for industry representatives to meet these future workers,” she added.