From the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations website:
The mission and purpose of CTSO are defined as follows:
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership and personal development, applied learning and real world application.
CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real life and/or work experiences through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. CTSO’s help guide students in developing a career path, a program of study and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs and competitive events. In addition, students have opportunities to hold leadership positions at the local, state, and national level and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students as well as business and industry partners.
Current Members of the NCC-CTSO Include:
- Business Professionals of America (BPA)
- Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lamba (FBLA-PBL)
- National FFA Organization (FFA)
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
- HOSA – Future Health Professionals
- Technology Student Association (TSA)