The Carbon Career and Technical Institute (CCTI) held its 23rd Annual Membership Induction and Installation Ceremony and Banquet for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at the school in Jim Thorpe on Tuesday evening.

NTHS is an honor society for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational education institutions in the United States.

The NTHS began in 1984 as the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.

In 2003, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to change the name of the organization to the National Technical Honor Society.

Today, the National Technical Honor Society serves over 2,500 member schools and universities throughout the nation.

The mission of the NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.

Its purpose is to encourage and assist technical students in their pursuit of educational and career goals and to develop a greater awareness within America's business, industry, and service communities.

After the Induction and Installation Ceremony, members of the National Technical Honor Society, family, friends and school officials enjoyed a banquet prepared by the school's Culinary Arts Department under the direction of their instructor Nadine Harbove who also serves as the NTHS Advisor.