CTSO Showcase, Celebrating Student Achievement and CTE Innovations

This CTE Month ACTE is excited to showcase the esteemed Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), serving more than 2 million CTE students nationwide and enhancing student learning through contextual instruction, applied learning and real world application. CTSOs offer students innovative programming, authentic leadership experiences and business and community opportunities at the school, state and national levels.

Learn more each organization below.

Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards. Learn more

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With nearly a 75-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission. Learn more

Reach Your Next Level with DECA

The Impact of DECA

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Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

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Tomorrow’s Business Leader

Tomorrow’s Business Leader: Special Edition

Student Member Outcomes

Aspire to be a Community-Minded Business Leader

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a Career and Technical Student Organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues. Through participation in Competitive Events, becoming involved in community service opportunities, student leadership, and attending leadership conferences, members develop real world skills, explore Career Pathways, and become college- and career-ready. Learn more

Overview & Impact of FCCLA

Career Exploration Through FCCLA

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The National FFA Organization envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passions and build on that insight to chart a course for their education, careers and personal futures. 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. Learn more


HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. Learn more

HOSA Fact Sheet

HOSA Brochure

HOSA Promotional Poster

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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service (including health) occupations. Learn more

Why SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA Annual Report

Omar Khasawneh COVID Story

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The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Learn more

TSA Brochure

TSA Fact Sheet

TSA Middle School Flyer

TSA Alumni Spotlights

Why Recruit TSA Members?

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