The National Technical Honor Society was founded in 1984 to honor the achievement of students in vocational and technical education. The organization has partnered with SkillsUSA, an organization that emphasizes partnership, leadership, and community service. Together they hope to ensure a skilled workforce.
The real purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to publicly honor individuals who have risen above the rest of their peers because of their personal commitment to their program. Members have to be good, honest, responsible student-citizens who have a desire for excellence and who agree to uphold the National Technical Honor Society standards.
Membership requires superior attendance (4 days or less absence in a year), a 90 average for all quarters at the Career and Technical Education Center, an average of 85 or above for all quarters at the home school, and community service by the student.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES teachers decided to establish a chapter with this national organization in 2007 as a way to to recognize the achievement of their students and to encourage others to become outstanding students themselves.
Dr. Godshall gave his approval and continues his support of this worthwhile affiliation between Orleans/Niagara BOCES and the National Technical Honor Society.