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Activities and Organizations


SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America's high performance workers in public career and technical 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.

Your Campus Chapter: To find your campus chapter, visit the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Association. Students participate in various activities throughout the year including leadership training, community service, and competition.

Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.

National Membership: More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 9.9 million members.

Partners: In 2009, more than 16,600 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 1,100 business, industry, and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.

National Technical Honor Society

We are pleased to announce our affiliation with the National Technical Honor Society  beginning Fall Quarter 2004. The NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.  Over 2000 schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and its territories are affiliated with the Society.  Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace. The purpose of the NTHS is to:

Recognize and honor excellence in career and technical education.

Encourage students to reach for higher levels of achievement, develop self-esteem and pride.

Champion a stronger; more positive image for career and technical education in America.

Promote critical work-place valuates - skill development, honesty, responsibility, service, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.

Help member schools and colleges build and maintain effective partnerships with local business and industry.

Provide greater career opportunities for the NTHS membership, and promote educational excellence in America.

Joining NTHS is an important career investment, respected by business, industry and education.  NTHS membership will add value and prestige to your professional portfolio.  Student candidates must meet national and local membership standards, and should be persons who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development, leadership, honesty, responsibility, and good character.  Membership in a career/technical student organization is import to leadership development and career preparation, and therefore, strongly encouraged.

To learn more about the NTHS, visit their website at