Student Leadership Organizations
There are 4 student organizations that RTCC students can participate in.
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 is a student run non-profit organization which 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 Sullivan.
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, 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.
Each career and technical student organization (CTSO) provides a unique program of career and leadership development, motivation and recognition. Each provides a contextual environment for increasing academic, technical and workplace skills.
The basic CTSO unit for students is the local chapter. They are located in the 15 technical centers in Vermont as well as high schools with approved career and technical education programs. Each CTSO participates in a state association that is linked to a national organization.
Travel, competition, and scholarship opportunities are available to all members of a CTSO.