Career & Technical Education Student Organizations
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are regarded as an integral part of Career and Technical Education. CTSOs play an important part in preparing young people to become productive citizens and to assume roles of leadership in their communities. These organizations provide a unique program of career and leadership development, motivation, and recognition for secondary students in Career and Technical Education programs. Educators have found that the CTSO is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it’s integrated into the CTE curriculum by a trained professional. The dedicated instructor provides organized curriculum-oriented activities that help students gain career, leadership, and personal skills that maximize employability and the ability to become productive citizens in the workforce, home, and community.