DECA is open to students with an interest in marketing, management, hospitality, finance, entrepreneurship, and /or business administration. DECA helps students to develop skills for successful business careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership, and practice community service. DECA members create friendships with like-minded people from all over the world at career and leadership conferences and build resumes that move them to the top of the job and college application list.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national youth organization for all students currently enrolled in at least one business course in high school. The local youth organization operates as an integral part of the school business program under the guidance of business teachers, school administrators, businessmen, and the State Department of Education.
The Future Educators Association (FEA) is student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers. We are a national community of more than 10,000 student and mentor participants in school-based, grow-your-own-teacher programs. Since over 60% of teachers teach within 20 miles of where they went to high school, every community has an interest in proactively recruiting and supporting their next generation of local educators. This four-course program of study, known as "Careers in Education," was developed by the West Virginia Department of Education. The program is designed for high school students. Each course includes a description, standards, objectives, performance descriptors, and assessments
"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
The MCTEC Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society recognizes students who have achieved excellence in vocational studies. Each year, eligible students are honored during an induction ceremony held at MCTEC. The National Office of the NTHS sends letters of recommendation to prospective employers.
In order to qualify for membership, students must have and maintain a 3.0 average in career-technical education, demonstrate leadership ability, and have good attendance and behavior with no disciplinary referral forms. Teachers submit candidate’s names to the administration who review the applications and approve the final selection of members. Students are urged to strive to attain this high honor.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited by the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven youth development training program. SkillsUSA is also an OSHA Alliance partner.