(Bradenton, FL—April 20, 2016) Cantrell Hall was filled with about 700 family members and friends as Manatee Technical College inducted 136 students into the National Technical Honor Society on April 19, 2016.
“Only the top two percent of students in the United States are nominated for membership,” Vickie Miller, NTHS advisor and MTC guidance counselor, told the audience. The honor society is the country’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education.
The purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to reward scholastic achievement in occupational and/or technical education; to promote ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development among America’s workforce; and to encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among the membership.
Instructors nominate students who possess the characteristics desirable of honor society members: honesty, responsibility, service, skill, leadership, citizenship and scholarship. Students must have an A average. Adult and high school age students enrolled in a career preparation program at any MTC campus who meet these qualifications are eligible for nomination.
Administrative specialist instructor Denise Skivers summed it up, “It isn’t about the grades;” she said, “it’s about the person.”