Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Clubs and Organizations


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Students at RTCC have access to a wide range of clubs and organizations including those offered on a statewide level, allowing them to interact with students from other Tech centers across the state.

Check out the clubs and organizations offered through the Vermont Career & Technical Student Organizations web site here.

Student Leadership Organizations

There are 5 student organizations in which RTCC students can participate.

Student Forum - Open to any student who is in good academic standing and has a clean disciplinary record, Student Forum is for those interested in serving RTCC students and working on community projects. Activities include the RTCC yearbook, Adopt a Family, and a Focus on Community Health.  Student Forum also works to provide fun activities for students according to student interest. Interested students may join at the beginning of each school year.

DECA - DECA is a student run non-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools around the world.  RTCC students attend Vermont state leadership conferences and competitions and have a strong record of success in both local and state competitions and have attended national conferences and competitions.  For more information, go to www.deca.org  or see Ms. Stratton or Chef O'Malley.

NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION (formerly Future Farmers of America) - A non-profit organization whose mission is to help members to develop their unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways which reflect the growing diversity of occupations available to students with an interest in the broad field of agriculture.  RTCC is home to the Central Vermont chapter of FFA and students have the opportunity to be involved in FFA activities and be eligible for grants and scholarships.  For more information go to www.ffa.org or see Mr. Reymore.

SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a Career & Technical Education Student Organization (CTSO) that provides curriculum support, state and national workshops/conferences and competitions aimed at preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled in public career and technical education programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) - NTHS is an honor society for ourstanding career and technical students located in Technical and Career Centers throughout the United States.

Founded in 1984, the NTHS today serves over 4,500 member schools, both secondary and post-secondary, and has a footprint in all 50 states, with chapters expanding into the Bahamas, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and Guam. NTHS honors the achievements of leading career and technical education students, provides scholarships, and cultivates excellence in today's highly competitive, skilled workforce.

The goals of the National Technical Honor Society include:

  • Rewarding excellence in workforce education
  • Developing self-esteem, pride
  • Encouraging students to reach higher levels of achievement
  • Promoting strong values-honesty, responsibility, initiative, teamwork, leadership, citizenship, scholarship
  • Helping schools build effective business partnerships
  • Building a strong positive image for workforce education in America

Check out this video of RTCC’s recent NTHS ceremony. NTHS Video