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.
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/
DECA an Association of Marketing Students :
Kansas DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers around the world in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
Kansas HOSA Web Page
The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
Career & Technical Education Quick Links:
CTE Main Page
CTE Table of Contents Page
CTE Listserv Sign-up
Kansas Civil Rights
Assistant DirectorCareer and Technical EducationStacy Smith(785) firstname.lastname@example.org
KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts
Division of Learning Services
Career, Standards and Assessment
Career and Technical Education
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at email@example.com or by 785-296-3201.