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Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

With more than two million student members combined, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) integrate into Career and Technical Education programs and courses across the country. CTSOs extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.

CTSOs are a powerful avenue for helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality and global competitiveness.

CTSOs are authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.

The  Guide to Career and Technical Student Organizations(PDF) can help educators decide which organizations would benefit the students in their schools.

To learn more about each of the organizations see the information provided in the following table.

             

  Organization Name  & Description Contact Information
 FFA Badge

Kansas FFA :
Kansas FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

National Website: www.ksffa.org/   

Kurt Dillon
State Advisor

Mary Kane
Executive Secretary 
Business Professionals of America Business Professionals of America :
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
           


Amber McNew
Interim State Advisor
 

Kansas DECA DECA an Association of Marketing Students :
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

 

Shanna Zimmerman
Interim State Advisor
 

FBLA  Future Business Leaders of America :
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.
 

Connie Lindell
Interim State Advisor/

Conference Chairman 

FCCLA  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America :
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Pam Lamb
State Advisor

HOSA HOSA :
           

 

            Kansas Web Page

Wendy Coates
State Advisor 

Skills USA 

SkillsUSA :
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

Becky Warren
State Director
620-820-9367 

TSA  Technology Student Association :
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology.

Carolyn Cole
State Advisor

Assistant Director Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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