(Bradenton, FL—December 12, 2019) Manatee Technical College inducted 54 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on December 10, 2019. NTHS is the country’s foremost scholastic honor society for excellence in career and technical education.
To be nominated students must be halfway through their program, have an A average, and possess the characteristics of honesty, responsibility, service, skill, leadership, citizenship, and scholarship.
“NTHS cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive workforce,” MTC director Dr. Valerie Viands said in her opening remarks to the audience of about 150 family and friends in Cantrell Hall at the MTC Main Campus.
MTC started its NTHS chapter in 1997 and began holding yearly induction ceremonies in 1998 and twice-yearly ceremonies in 2018, making this ceremony the 24th for the school.
Kathleen Matthews, NTHS advisor and MTC career counselor, led the ceremony with participation from fellow counselors Xela Brutus, Amy Gates, and Mark Toler, as well as assistant directors Dr. Jennifer Gilray and Greg McGrew.
Only the top two percent of the students in the United States are nominated for membership in the National Technical Honor Society.
About Manatee Technical College
Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. MTC has three campuses within the School District of Manatee County and offers over 50 workforce education programs, continuing education, and adult general education classes. The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.