Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
Example CTSO Local Organization documents
||Officer Application (Word)
|Meeting Minutes (Word)
||Chapter Program of Work (pdf)
|Meeting Planning (Excel)
||State CTSO Program of Work (pdf)
|Activity Planning (Excel)
||Chapter Officer Action Plan (Excel)
Distributive Education Clubs of America (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 to provide activities that will motivate students to learn marketing competencies that will prepare students to become skilled, employable workers in the field of marketing. All chapters and the national organization are guided in their plans and activities by advisory committees—marketing education instructors, alumni members, school administrators, and/or business and professional men and women.
DECA website: www.deca.cccs.edu
CCCS Contact: Everett Vaughan
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.
FBLA-PBL website: www.fbla-pbl.cccs.edu
CCCS Contact: Jacqui Geiselman
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 227,000 members in 7,100 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life.
FCCLA website: www.fccla.cccs.edu
CCCS Contact: Robert Van Dyke
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.
FFA website: www.ffa.cccs.edu
CCCS Contact: Kenton Ochsner
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) 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.
HOSA website: www.hosa.cccs.edu
CCCS Contact: Jen Girvin
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry. While working together to ensure America has a skilled work force, SkillsUSA 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 them 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.
SkillsUSA website: www.skillsusa.cccs.edu
CCCS Contact: Tony Raymond
, State Advisor 720-858-2794
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.
COTSA website: www.cotsa.cccs.edu
Contact: Tony Raymond
, State Advisor 720-858-2794