FMTC Student Organizations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an organization committed to the recognition of excellence in every arena of career and technical education. NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace; in addition, this organization stresses student achievement, community service, and contributions from business, industry, and educational professionals.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school students and post-secondary students who are preparing for trade, industrial, and technical and skills service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA is dedicated to developing well-rounded education by enhancing leadership, citizenship, safety, and skill training. Members compete on regional, state, and national levels in their skill areas. The instructors at FMTC support and encourage participation in this student organization. The SkillsUSA contests are the most important opportunity for students to demonstrate their occupational and leadership skills while they are still in school. FMTC students consistently win medals in competitions at the regional, state, and national levels. A membership drive is held each fall semester with competitions beginning in February. Students are encouraged to join the organization for a nominal fee and to take an active role in SkillsUSA projects throughout the year.
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Inc. is the technical student organization for Health Science Education. It is appropriate for providing leadership training experiences and for reinforcing specific career skills. Students are encouraged to join the organization. Members are encouraged to take an active role.