Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

 

 

All students in career and technical programs have an opportunity to develop and extend their learnings through participation in active Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO).  Any student enrolled in a career and technical course is eligible for membership in the career and technical student organization associated with that program.

CTSO develop character, citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills essential for students who are preparing for the workforce and further education. They enhance students' civic awareness and provide opportunities for developing social competencies and a wholesome attitude about living and working.

In addition, Career and Technical Student Organizations can provide motivation toward the development of technical skills through the use of techniques such as competitive events, recognition events, and awards programs.


CTSO in CMS


DECA

Distributive Education Clubs of America

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. - deca.org

Central Office Contact: Nakesha Dawson (nakesham.dawson@cms.k12.nc.us)

Website: https://www.deca.org/

State Website: http://www.ncdeca.org/


FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

FBLA-PBL is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.  FBLA-PBL's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. -fbla-pbl.org

Central Office Contact: Cynthia Ingram (cynthia.ingram@cms.k12.nc.us)

Website: http://www.fbla-pbl.org/

State Website: http://ncfbla.org/


FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Central Office Contact: Debbie Dunn (debra.dunn@cms.k12.nc.us)

Central Office Contact: Nancy Cowan (nancy.cowan@cms.k12.nc.us)

Websitehttp://fcclainc.org/

State Websitehttp://www.ncfccla.org/


FFA

Future Farmers of America

FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.

Central Office Contact: Nakesha Dawson (nakesham.dawson@cms.k12.nc.us)

Websitehttps://www.ffa.org/home

State Websitehttps://ncffa.org/


HOSA

Health Occupation Students of America

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. 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.org

Central Office Contact: Charmaine Morgan-Pullin (cc.morgan-pullin@cms.k12.nc.us)

Website: http://www.hosa.org/

State Website: https://www.nchosa.org/


SkillsUSA

Skills, United States of America

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled work force.  We help every student excel.  SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that is recognized as an integral part of the classroom by the OVAE.  -skillsusa.org

Central Office ContactColette Williams (c.williams@cms.k12.nc.us)

Central Office Contact: Mark Wells (markd.wells@cms.k12.nc.us)

State Website: http://www.skillsusanc.org/

Website: https://www.skillsusa.org/


TSA

Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA's membership includes over 233,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 schools spanning 49 states.-tsaweb.org

Central Office Contact: Monica Smith (monicag.smith@cms.k12.nc.us)

Website: http://www.tsaweb.org/

State Website: http://nctsa.org/