Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Clubs and Organizations


Clubs and Organizations

Students at RTCC have access to a wide range of clubs and organizations including those offered on a statewide level, allowing them to interact with students from other Tech centers across the state.

Check out the clubs and organizations offered through the Vermont Career & Technical Student Organizations web site here.

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DECA (previously known as Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.

During the 2016 2017 school year, at the Vermont DECA Conference, five RTCC students won awards, with three receiving Vermont Technical College scholarships totaling $6,500. Haleigh Molinario dominated the Personal Financial Literacy category by placing first in each of the four individual events, receiving a $2,000 scholarship. In the Business Management and Administration category, Tapanga Murray finished first and also won a $2000 scholarship, while Sheyenne Miller finished second and received a $1,500 scholarship. Mikaya Potvin of Williamstown won awards in two events, placing third in both the Business Management and Public Speaking categories, earning a $1,000 scholarship. Mariah Vilbrin of Northfield earned a third place finish in the Role Play competition. 

SkillsUSA serves over 300,000 students and instructors annually, and strives to empower its members to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. 

During the 2016 2017 school year, three students from RTCC earned a trip to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition in Louisville, Kentucky as a result of medaling in the Vermont SkillsUSA Conference in Burlington.  They joined over 6,000 other students from across the country competing in 100 events designed to showcase the talents of career and technical education students.

At the competition, Luke Durkee, a senior from Chelsea, was the gold medalist in the Carpentry competition.  Contestants were required to build a small structure by framing walls using wood or metal studs, cutting and installing rafters, gable end overhangs, fascia boards and soffits, as well as lay out stairs from a plan within 3.5 hours. Additionally, contestants were judged on accuracy, ability to read and interpret blueprints, workmanship, safety and the proper use of tools, equipment and materials. Durkee successfully completed his project in two hours and six minutes.

In the Digital Equipment Technology competition, Caleb Bisson, a junior from Barre and Northfield High School, brought home the gold medal.  In this event, contestants had to cycle through fourteen stations testing and troubleshooting engines, electrical and electronics systems, power train systems including chassis, transmissions and carriers.  Additionally, skills in hydraulic systems, vehicle inspections, fundamental failure analysis brake systems, air conditioning systems and general shop skills were demonstrated.  Finally, there was a mock job interview and a written test.

The Digital Cinema Production competition evaluated each contestant's preparation for employment and recognized excellence and professionalism in cinematography/short film production. The contest was divided into four portions, including a written exam on industry standards, a storyboard assignment, an interview with one or more judges, and a 4-5 minute video filmed and edited on site.  Bruce Bradbury, a junior from Randolph, demonstrated the proficiency to be judged as the Vermont silver medalist.

Students were accompanied by RTCC advisors Carlos Diaz, Tim Murphy and Chuck Lyman.