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
Students are eligible for membership in the National Technical Honor Society if they have a 95 grade point average, do not have any attendance policy violations, and are recommended by a member of the faculty.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton received its National Vocational Technical Honor Society charter in July 1999. It is among 1,500 member schools and colleges with more than 30,000 students enrolled in vocational and technical education admitted each year.
Honor society members have earned an excellent scholastic record and consistently demonstrated critical workplace values: honesty, responsibility, technical skill, teamwork, loyalty, initiative, leadership and good citizenship.