Colorado State Plan

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

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DECA is a national organization for secondary students enrolled in Marketing Education. DECA is a co-curricular student-centered organization designed as an integral part of the classroom instructional program of marketing education that motivates students to learn marketing competencies preparing students to be skilled, employable workers in the field of marketing. All chapters and the national organization are guided in their plans and activities by advisory committees of marketing education instructors, alumni members, school administrators, and business professionals.
CCCS Contact: Everett Vaughan, 303-595-1576

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national career and technical education student organization for secondary students preparing for careers in business or careers in business education. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is an organization on the move for postsecondary and collegiate students enrolled or interested in a variety of business programs. With over 25,000 members across the nation, PBL has developed successful business leaders for over 30 years.
CCCS Contact: Jacqui Geiselman, 303-595-1583

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Today over 2400members in 140 chapters are active in Colorado through the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life.
CCCS Contact: Robert Van Dyke, 720-858-2330

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Colorado Future Farmers of America (FFA) is for youth from 14 to 22 years of age enrolled in agriculture education. The largest student youth organization in America, the FFA is both an intracurricular and integral part of the complete CTE agriculture education program. The Colorado Young Farmer Education Association is a statewide organization of people enrolled in the Young Farmer Program. The Young Farmer Program is usually conducted by local CTE agriculture instructors in addition to their regular high school or college agriculture classes.
CCCS Contact: Kenton Ochsner, 720-858-2765

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HOSA- Future Health Professionals is an organization for students enrolled in health occupations education programs. Through HOSA, students develop leadership and technical skills through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition.
CCCS Contact: Lauren Wojcik, 720-858-2376

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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry. Working together to ensure America has a skilled work force and helps every student excel. SkillsUSA serves high school and college students who are enrolled in programs preparing them for technical, skilled and service careers. SkillsUSA adds to students’ technical training by teaching leadership skills, teamwork, citizenship and character development-all things that go into shaping responsible, reliable employees who will one day become leaders in our workplaces.
CCCS Contact: Julie.Rife, 720-858-2539

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The Colorado Technology Student Association (COTSA) is a national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to the needs of elementary, middle and high school students with a dedicated interest in technology. Involvement in TSA benefits teachers as well as students. Relating class activities to local, regional, state and national technology oriented competitive events can be highly motivational for students. The natural interaction between teachers and students provides an excellent learning environment, while working toward common goals.
CCCS Contact: Tony Raymond, 720-858-2794

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(SC)2 : Successful Career Students of Colorado is the Colorado based organization for students in ACE programs. CTE students in ACE programming experience the ultimate goals of developing skills in the areas of self-knowledge, human relations, employability, career awareness, independent living, transition planning, leadership, community service and 21st century skills.

CCCS Contact: Lauren Wojcik, 720-858-2376

Please contact a CTSO listed above for assistance for in creating a Local CTSO.