High school students are encouraged to participate in athletics and extra-curricular activities at their participating high schools. In addition, students attending BCTC will have opportunities to make new friends and exercise leadership abilities in the career and technical student organizations, including the National Technical Honor Society.
Participation in student organizations and activities at BCTC fosters leadership, community service, and cooperative interaction among students and faculty. Students enjoy a broad spectrum of activities, including; skill competitions, career and technology fairs, trips, service projects, special events and social activities.
BCTC offers the following student organizations as co-curricular programs. All students are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA and/or one of the other career specific organizations:
SkillsUSA emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards and trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship, safety, and partnership with business. Students participate in district, state, and national competitions as well as leadership opportunities and community service. All students are eligible to participate in SkillsUSA. District, state, and national conferences provide students with the opportunity to compete for recognition and achievement awards. Visit www.skillsusa.org for more information.
HOSA – Future Health Professions a global student-led organization that is open to students enrolled in Healthcare Related and Protective Service programs. HOSA’s mission is to empower students to become leaders in the healthcare community, through education, technical skills, collaboration, and community service. In addition to the local BCTC chapter, students will have the opportunity to obtain leadership and competitive event experiences at the State and International Leadership Conferences. Visit www.hosa.org for more information.
NTHS (National Technical Honor Society) is open to 11th and 12th grade students that meet certain requirements. NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. NTHS is committed to the recognition of excellence in every arena of career and technical education – student achievement, community service, outstanding chapters, and contributions from business, industry, and educational professionals. Visit www.nths.org for more information.
FFA (Future Farmers of America) is open to students enrolled in the Horticulture program. This co-curricular experience assists students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success. Students participate in community service and competitions. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.
PBA (Pennsylvania Builders Association) – is a student chapter affiliation of the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association and the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) and is open to students enrolled in the construction programs at both campuses. The goal of this student organization is to promote a greater understanding of the construction trades; exposure to innovative products and processes, industry field trips, guest speakers, leadership, competition to showcase skill development and service. Additional information can be found at www.pabuilders.org.
Virtual Enterprise International (VEI) – is open to students in the Business Management and Entrepreneurship program. Global business simulation will occur where students learn all aspects of a business through practical hands on experience. Using their knowledge and skills, students can put what they learn to use through collaboration with others as well as the competitions throughout the year. Virtual Enterprise fosters teamwork, communication, and leadership; establishing the framework for our future innovators and entrepreneurs. Additional information can be found at veinternational.org.