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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Student Organizations

What is a CTSO?
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) is an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTSOs enhance student learning by building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real-life and/or work experiences.

Student Benefits
CTSO’s guide students in developing a career path, a program of study, and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers. Students have opportunities to participate in extracurricular CTSO activities, including competitive events and leadership conferences at the local, state, and national levels to network with students, industry, and business partners.

CTSOs in TUSD
Currently, TUSD has active CTSO chapters in Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and SkillsUSA.


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To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of a family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. (https://fcclainc.org)

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To promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. To empower students to become leaders in the global health community by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. (https://hosa.org)

FBLA

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To inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences by bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. (https://fbla.org)

Skills USA

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To empower students to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. To improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. (https://skillsusa.org)

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