NTHS/Awards for Excellence Brenda Kolbe
NTHS/Awards for Excellence
National Technical Honor Society
NTHS is a national organization founded to reward excellence in career and technical education, to encourage scholastic excellence and skill development and to cultivate a stronger, more positive image for career education.
The goal of National Technical Honor Society is to see that deserving career technical education students be recognized and that the local community becomes aware of the talents and abilities of the people who choose career technical education as a pathway to a successful future.
Students are nominated by their instructors and must have 3 or less absences and tardies and have an “A” in their Career Technical Education Program.
An induction ceremony is held in the spring and parents, students, family members and friends are invited.
Awards for Excellence
The Indiana Career and Technical Awards for Excellence Program is the most prestigious award for career/technical education students in the state of Indiana. Only 10 – 14 awards are given annually to outstanding secondary students.
This award is based on several criteria that the students have to meet such as scholarship, character, leadership, employability and technical skill proficiency.
The students are first nominated by their EACC instructor.
They have to complete a packet of information which includes letters of recommendation from 3 – 5 different individuals, their personal goal statement, and a list of activities and leadership positions that they have held along with their academic transcript.
This information is sent to a panel in Indianapolis which first screens approximately 100 nomination packets and narrows it down to 20; these 20 are then screened by another panel of professionals and thus the top 10 students are selected.