Career Technical Education provides many opportunities to help guide students in developing a career path and gain the skills needed to be successful in their career. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA activities provide members with opportunities to serve in leadership roles, work in teams, and receive local, state, and national recognition.

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Educators Rising is committed to developing and supporting the next generation of highly skilled educators through hands-on experience, leadership, and collaboration.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a student lead organization that upholds its promise of being ‘The Ultimate Leadership Experience’. Family and Consumer Sciences students across the country learn to become well-prepared leaders that leave school career ready.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a student-led organization, whose mission is to promote career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

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The mission of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is to teach students citizenship, leadership, character, and community service. The core values are at the heart of JROTC, whose creed emphasizes working to better the cadet’s family, school, and country.

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ProStart is a two-year, industry-backed culinary arts and restaurant management program for high school students. ProStart students finish the program ready to join the workforce and make an immediate impact in restaurants and foodservice. ProStart students are closely connected to industry experts through guest speakers, class mentors, tours of local facilities, hosting student competitions, and more – all to ensure real-world experience is brought directly to the classroom.

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics.

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Technology Student Association (TSA) fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.