Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Clubs and Organizations


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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.
Student Leadership Organizations
There are 5 student organizations in which RTCC students can participate.
Student Forum - Open to any student who is in good academic standing and has a clean disciplinary record, Student Forum is for those interested in serving RTCC students and working on community projects. Activities include the RTCC yearbook, Adopt a Family, and a Focus on Community Health.  Student Forum also works to provide fun activities for students according to student interest. Interested students may join at the beginning of each school year.
DECA - DECA is a student run non-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools around the world.  RTCC students attend Vermont state leadership conferences and competitions and have a strong record of success in both local and state competitions and have attended national conferences and competitions.  For more information, go to www.deca.org  or see Ms. Stratton or Chef O'Malley.
NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION (formerly Future Farmers of America) - A non-profit organization whose mission is to help members to develop their unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways which reflect the growing diversity of occupations available to students with an interest in the broad field of agriculture.  RTCC is home to the Central Vermont chapter of FFA and students have the opportunity to be involved in FFA activities and be eligible for grants and scholarships.  For more information go to www.ffa.org or see Mr. Reymore.
SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a Career & Technical Education Student Organization (CTSO) that provides curriculum support, state and national workshops/conferences and competitions aimed at preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled in public career and technical education programs. 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. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association for middle school, high school, and collegiate students who are interested in learning more about the free enterprise system.  FBLA is a nationally recognized club in the United States of America and students compete among the best schools in the country.
The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into a business-related occupations, and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state and national levels in business and technology curriculum.  To learn more about Vermont’s FBLA programs, visit the following link:  Vermont FBLA
There are many benefits to joining FBLA at RTCC, including:
  • Students develop leadership skills
  • Students practice business scenarios through regional, state and national competition
  • FBLA is recognized on student portfolios for college enrollment
  • Students make new friendships through club activities
  • Students experience intrinsic rewards by volunteering time to a nonprofit organization