Leadership Opportunities

CareerTech Student Organizations: Helping Prepare Students for Success!

MNTC offers its students opportunities to participate in CareerTech Student Organizations (CTSO) which correlate to their industry area and enhance their field of study.

The goals of every CTSO are to develop leadership skills, to provide occasions for the students to compete at state and national competitions, to participate in community service projects, to develop employability skills, and to build a sense of teamwork and individual accomplishment.   There are four CareerTech Student Organizations at MNTC:

Each CTSO is connected to its larger national student organization, and all are recognized by employers as a benefit in training students for the workforce. The CTSOs help students achieve goals and become productive and responsible citizens.

MNTC pays the CTSO membership fees and also supports the students attending competitions.

Encourage your student to get involved. All MNTC students will be members of their CTSO this year; however, it is their choice to be actively involved. The additional activities of CTSO membership (serving as an officer, competing in contests, helping with a community service project, etc.) on their resume may mean the difference in getting a job in a highly competitive job market. Student Organizations truly help students prepare for success in the workplace!

Membership in the Moore Norman Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is extended to students who have distinguished themselves through leadership, academic scholarship, service, honesty, career development and skilled workmanship.

Membership Qualifications

Candidates are accepted for membership based on the following criteria:

  1. Students should have demonstrated academic achievement, dependability, positive attitude, and good working habits and ethics.
  2. All candidates must have an ‘A’ average in their technical subject. Also, the student must maintain satisfactory progress in their career major based on career major requirements. In addition, high school candidates must have a 3.0 grade point average and no grade less than a ‘C’ on their high school transcript or a 3.25 grade point average if a student has a grade less than a ‘C’ on their high school transcript.
  3. Students must not miss more than five days per semester at Moore Norman Technology Center. In addition, high school students cannot have more than 5 unexcused absences at their high school per semester. A student may be exempted if they rank in the top 10% or are a member of the National Honor Society at their high school.
  4. Candidates must be a member in a local student organization. 

After qualifying in academic and attendance, students are nominated by school personnel. If a student does not meet the above listed qualifications, they may petition the committee to review their application.Recommended candidates are given a letter of congratulations and an invitation to join the society.

Qualifying students are formally recognized as members at NTHS Induction Ceremony held in April of each year. They are informed that the membership standards outlined above must be maintained to remain a member in good standing. At MNTC’s graduation ceremony, the NTHS members are recognized by the Superintendent and Board of Education, and have the privilege of wearing the official NTHS Honor Collar. Students may also take part in statewide NTHS activities such as “Day at the Capitol’” and the NTHS Leadership Conference.