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Celebrating 100 Years of CTE

We’re marking the last few days of 2017’s Career and Technical Education Month®, a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.  As part of the celebration, we wanted to highlight the 100 year history …

Why CTE? And Why NTHS?

In today’s fast-moving, high-tech, and competitive work place, nothing is more important to business and industry than talented, technically skilled people.  Talented individuals with certified skills are attracting attention and drawing top pay.  And what American institution is the most reliable pipeline for these jobs?  Career and Technical Education (CTE) is the nation’s greatest source …


The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. We currently serve approximately 100,000 active members. For over 30 years, we have been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in CTE, inducting nearly one million new members since our inception in 1984.


The National Technical Honor Society headquarters is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Please let us know if you’d like further information on our organization, how to establish a chapter at your school, or how to become a member!