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National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society, with their logo

What is NTHS?

The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. As the honor society for Career & Technical Education, NTHS serves over 100,000 active members annually in both secondary and postsecondary chapters across the country.

Since its founding in 1984, nearly 1 million students have become NTHS alumni. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides close to $300,000 in scholarships annually, and strives to help connect education and industry to build a highly skilled workforce.


NTHS helps schools to:

  • Offer additional scholarship opportunities to CTE students.
  • Communicate a strong, positive image in the local community.
  • Attract and recruit qualified, diverse students into CTE programs.
  • Build active partnerships with and promote students to local industry.
  • Recognize outstanding leaders and educators through the NTHS Hall of Fame.
  • Encourage parental, family, and industry involvement in the educational process.
  • Foster self-esteem, pride, responsibility, and community involvement in students.
  • Enhance partnerships with HOSA, SkillsUSA, BPA, DECA, FCCLA, and FBLA/PBL.


NTHS helps members to:

  • Seek postsecondary education by awarding over $300,000 in scholarship annually.
  • Position themselves ahead of competition in today’s highly competitive workforce.
  • Earn recognition for superior achievement in career and technical fields.
  • Build career portfolios with professional letters of recommendation.
  • Connect to global career and technical education networks.
  • Discover opportunities with leading business and industry.
  • Serve in leadership roles in communities and industries.


How to Qualify:

  • Currently a Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3 Career & Technical Education credits with at least one credit being a 2nd level
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA unweighted
  • Minimum 3.0 CTE GPA unweighted
  • No Out of School Suspensions during high school career.
  • No more than 3 separate In School Suspensions during high school career.
  • Three (3) completed teacher recommendations – at least one must be a CTE teacher
  • Future Career Plan (be as specific as possible) ________________________
  • Active involvement in one of the following (indicate which one(s) apply to you by listing in space below):
    • Career Technical Student Organization (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA)
    • School-sponsored student service organization (Leadership, Beta, etc.) Civic or Service Organization (Scouts, Church, etc.)


Inductions are held in the Spring at the Cabarrus Arena where the student will receive the National Technical Honor Society Cord that can be worn with the cap and gown at graduation.


Advisor:  Ms. Stephanie Vaughn