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Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

A career and technical student organization (CTSO) is an extracurricular group for students in CTE pathways to further their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions.

Currently, DCPS offers 3 of the 9 national CTSOs in the United States:

Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda

FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

HOSA – Future Health Professionals

The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

The CTE department will partner with school based CTE leaders to offer the remaining 6 CTSOs to DCPS students:

Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America develops and empowers student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.

DECA

Business Professionals of America develops and empowers student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.

Educators Rising

Educators Rising is a national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. As a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), Educators Rising offers resources and opportunities that integrate directly into the academic programs of “teacher academy” career and technical education courses at the high school level.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of 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.

National FFA Organization

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

SkillsUSA

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 Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.