CTE Student Organizations (CTSOs)
The following Career and Technical Student Organizations are recognized as being an integral part of CTE instructional programs:
Business Professionals of America (link is external)
Business Professionals of America has a history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the Secondary and the Post-Secondary level. Through co-curricular programs and services, members of Business Professionals of America compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, develop their professional and leadership skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects.
DECA (link is external)
DECA, a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program.
Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (link is external)
FBLA-PBL is a dynamic organization of young people preparing for success as leaders in our businesses, government, and communities. This site was created to help current and prospective FBLA-PBL members find information about the association, its programs and services, and its members.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (link is external)
Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Today over 227,000 members are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life — planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal communication — necessary in the home and workplace.
Health Occupations Students of America (link is external)
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national vocational student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the American Vocational Association. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HOE-HOSA Partnership.
SkillsUSA (link is external)
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.
Technology Student Association (TSA) (link is external)
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students who are presently enrolled in, or have completed, technology education courses.