BPA is the leading CTSO for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related fields. Members hone their leadership, citizenship, academic, and technical skills through professional activities and competitive events.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA’s comprehensive learning program integrates classroom instruction, applies learning, connects business, and promotes competition.
FCCLA is the only CTSO organization that has family, career, and community as its central focus. FCCLA provides students the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for balancing work and family life by addressing youth, personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
HOSA serves as the pipeline for the health care industry by helping health science students acquire technical, leadership, and teaming skills required of future health professionals. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education.
SkillsUSA develops leadership skills and workplace competencies needed in a constantly changing world. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work.
TSA is devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology (pursuing STEM careers) and is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. TSA meets the criteria for STEM education goals through exciting programs that include technology activities, competitions, leadership, and teamwork for students.
For many past members, being involved in a Career Technical Student Organization was a memorable experience that helped shaped lives and created lifelong relationships. How have Career and Technical Student Organizations made an impact on your life? CTSO alumni, educators, parents, community members…we want to hear from you! Become an alumni member today.