As a student at SFCTC, you have the opportunity to join organizations affiliated with the programs in which you’re enrolled. We hope you’ll participate!
The activities are an integral part of each SFCTC program and provide great opportunities for personal growth. They’re designed to help you build leadership skills, boost your self-confidence, gain respect for work, learn about career development, and gain an understanding of community.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
If you’re enrolled in the Early Childhood Careers program, you can join FCCLA, a national organization of students who have taken or are taking a course in family and consumer sciences classes through grade 12.FCCLA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students.
If you’re enrolled in the Automotive Services Technology, Building Trades, Criminal Justice, Industrial Equipment Maintenance, Graphic Design, Health Occupations, Precision Machine Technology, and Welding Technology programs, you can join SkillsUSA.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.
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, and emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service.
SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually through 13,000 school chapters in 54 states and territorial associations. Missouri SkillsUSA is a state association of SkillsUSA.
Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES)
Automotive Technology students also are eligible to join AYES, a business and education partnership between both automotive dealers and aftermarket service employers and high school automotive technology schools. Its goals are:
- To develop career-ready, entry-level automotive technicians and service personnel
- To give high school automotive technology students the opportunity and guidance to explore rewarding automotive careers
- To provide the tools and support to develop and practice the skills needed to succeed in the industry.
High school students are invited to pursue AYES Student qualification. In addition to taking the academic courses toward their high school degrees, they’ll take challenging classroom and laboratory courses in basic automotive technology, collision repair and refinishing or diesel technology.
The goal of the AYES model is a 320-hour internship opportunity, which can take place during the summer between the junior and senior year.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
If you’re enrolled in the Automotive Services Technology, Building Trades, Criminal Justice, Industrial Equipment Maintenance, Graphic Design, Health Occupations, Precision Machine Technology, and Welding Technology programs, you may be eligible to become a member of NTHS.
The National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 100,000 active members and nearly a million members since its inception in 1984. Awarding over $2 million in scholarships to date, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
If you’re enrolled in the Graphic Design program, you can join FBLA, a national organization that is the largest career student business organization in the world. FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.