WHAT IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)?
Career and technical education (CTE) is the practice of teaching specific career skills to students in middle school, high school, and post-secondary institutions.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (CTSO)
With 2,027,880 student members combined, Career and Technical Student Organizations 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
Learn more about each organization:
Business Professionals of America
FBLA-PBL (Future Business Leaders of America)
FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America)
HOSA (Future Health Professionals)
TSA (Technology Student Association)(Source -
National Coordinating Council For Career and Technical Student Organizations)