The CTC chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) was initiated in the 2005-06 school year. NTHS began nationally in 1985 as America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education. The purposes of the organization are: to promote service, leadership, honesty, and career development; to reward student achievement in technical education; to encourage and assist student education and career goal setting; and to promote a stronger linkage between local technical institutions and business/industry.
Each April CTC inducts its new members in a candlelight ceremony. Students are honored by their peers, school administration, instructors, and the public. In the current year (2011-12), forty-seven students (both secondary and postsecondary) nominated by their instructors have joined this society. To be nominated a student must meet all of the following: completed at least 60% of a program of 450 or more clock hours; maintained excellent attendance; earned the equivalent of a B+ or higher average in their technical program; demonstrated outstanding employability skills including positive attitude, honesty, responsibility, citizenship, and leadership.
Members of this prestigious society can receive letters of recommendation from the national office for college applications and for job applications. For more information regarding CTC’s NTHS, contact Susan Vielhauer at 941-255-7500