Student Leadership / CTSO

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are much more than clubs. They provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and for applying career, leadership and personal skills in real-world environments. Participants build their skills by developing projects, attending events, and competing regionally and nationally.

There are over 40,000 students who participate in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). These dynamic organizations develop academic success through applied academics, promote choice and identification of career options and foster interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications human relations and social interactions. They also encourage excellence in scholarship, build character, promote citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism, endorse cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people and provide opportunities for state, national and international travel through internships, camps and leadership conferences. The eight Washington CTSO’s are DECA, FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA), SkillsUSA, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA).

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)