Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

Student leadership organizations are recognized as integral to the Career and Technical Education program.  Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) provide a unique program of career and leadership development, motivation and recognition of students enrolled in career and technical programs.  

DecaLogo    DECA - Distributive Education Clubs of America                                  

The mission of DECA, Inc. is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.  DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service.  DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships. 

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FBLA-PBL logo   FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America                                    

The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  FBLA isn't just another student group - it gives you the competitive edge through career exploration, leadership development, networking, community service opportunities, and many more exciting ventures.

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FCCLAlogo    FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America              

The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education.  Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and vocational preparation.

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HOSA    HOSA - Future Health Professionals

The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.  The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.  

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SkillsUSAlogo   SkillsUSA                                                                                                   

The mission of SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America's high performance workers in public career and technical 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.

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TSAlogo   TSA - Technology Student Association

The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare our membership for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunity.

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