Oklahoma City, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/17/2016 -- Metro Tech recently inducted a total of 179 students into their National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at a ceremony that included keynote presentations by Metro Tech Superintendent Emeritus Dr. James Branscum and Rep. George Young.
There are currently around 100,000 active members of the NTHS and $225,000 in scholarship funds is awarded each year. NTHS honors the excellence of top-performing CareerTech students and cultivates excellence in today's highly competitive skilled workforce.
The National Technical Honor Society provides scholarships to students who are considered to be academically exceptional. The NTHS has been giving scholarship money to students across the country since 1984. It is this organization's mission to bring well deserved recognition, scholarship opportunities and career opportunities to students who excel in one of the 108 career and technical educational fields as their profession.
They partner with other career and technical student organizations, including SkillsUSA and HOSA, to connect students with as many scholarship opportunities as possible while they are still in school.
The NTHS has a number of corporate partners that have helped to provide outstanding students with scholarship opportunities to further their education. This organization has awarded over $1,000,000 to deserving NTHS members over the years. It is the belief of the NTHS that CTE students must be supported and encouraged to seek higher education in today's highly competitive global community.
There are a number of scholarships that are open to students who demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence. There were a number of different students across the country who won the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, providing them with some of the funds they need for higher education.
The BPA or Business Professionals of America scholarship, which is given out to students by the NTHS, is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students who are pursuing careers in business management as well as office administration and information technology.
There is also the NTHS/HOSA scholarship. HOSA is an international student organization by the U.S. Department of Education and Health Science Education Division of ACTE. Partnering with HOSA, the NTHS is able to connect its students to a number of different scholarship opportunities. Metro Tech is just one of the latest educational institutions in the country to induct its members into this prestigious society of academic excellence, providing students with all kinds of scholarship opportunities to receive funds for college.
About Metro Technology Centers
Metro Technology Centers is a career and technology center with four campuses. The school was established in 1979 by a vote of the people to serve Oklahoma City in providing career and technology education (CTE). Metro Tech provides full-time career majors for high school and adult students. High school students receive credit toward high school graduation. Both student groups can earn trade certifications and/or licenses.
Metro Technology Centers
Address: 1900 Springlake Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73111