National Technical Honor Society




    • To recognize and honor excellence in career and technical education.
    • To encourage students to reach for higher levels of achievement, develop self-esteem and pride.
    • To champion a stronger, more positive image for career and technical education in America.
    • To promote critical work-place values– skill development, honesty, responsibility, service, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.
    • To help member schools and colleges build and maintain effective partnerships with local business and industry.
    • To provide greater career opportunities for the NTHS membership and
    • To promote educational excellence in America. 

    • NTHS members should be good, honest, responsible student-citizens who have made a personal commitment to excellence and who agree to uphold the NTHS Standards of Conduct found below.  
    • NTHS candidates must have a minimum overall unweighted GPA of 3.0.  
    • NTHS candidates must have completed a minimum of either 3 CTE courses at the introductory level or 2 CTE courses if one of those is a second level course.  
    • Candidates must also have the following: 

    ·   Active involvement in a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO), such as DECA, FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA or Skills USA; and

    ·   A teacher or CTSO Advisor recommendation. 

  • Benefits include:


    • NTHS membership materials including: custom certificate, presentation folder, member pin, ID card, window decal, white tassel, official NTHS diploma seal and general letter of recommendation customized for each student's career portfolio.
    • Access to the secure online career center for a period of one year after graduation.
    • NTHS scholarship opportunities including the Jon H. Poteat scholarship and others through our career/technical student organization partners.
    • Access to requesting specific letters of recommendation for employment, college, or scholarships for a period of one year after graduation.
    • Always listed in our national registry for recruitment opportunities by top U.S colleges and corporations.
    • Official commencement accessories and NTHS logo gear available for purchase 



    As a member of the National technical Honor Society, members pledge to:


    • Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct at all times;
    • Strive for excellence in all aspects of my education and employment;
    • Refuse to engage in or condone activities for personal gain at the expense of my fellow students, my school, or my employer;
    • Support the intents and purposes of NTHS while working to achieve the objectives and goals of the society; and
    • Uphold my obligations as a citizen of my community and my country.

  • No application is necessary as invitations are sent to qualifying juniors and seniors in the spring prior to the annual induction ceremony.  
    National dues are a one time $35 fee.  Honor cords for graduating seniors are $5.