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.
NTHS – National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society serves over 80,000 student members annually. In 2015, NTHS awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to career and technical education students. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.
For more information on NTHS, visit: https://www.nths.org/
Outstanding Student of the Year
The Outstanding Student of the Year program is a statewide program that includes all 27 TCATs. The program was developed to select a student to serve as an ambassador for technical education in Tennessee. This program includes extensive nomination, application, and interview processes at the local, regional and state levels to determine the state-wide winner. During the selection process each student is required to deliver a speech to the selection committee on the impact of technical education in the student’s life.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the premier voice for the student body. Through SGA, students are able to get opinions heard, changes made, and ideas implemented to help make a difference on campus.
At SGA, students are the first priority and members constantly work to improve campus life and make the college a great place for students. Members also help implement activities at the school and keep classmates informed of calendar events, organizations, and competitions to help encourage and maintain campus enthusiasm.
To participate in the SGA, contact:
Recruitment and Retention Specialist – Main Campus