Career And Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
Career and Technical Student organizations offer an array of experiences that expand learning opportunities beyond the classroom and facilitate students’ engagement in building career readiness and technical skills. CTSOs are an integral part of classroom instruction; applying classroom learning to real-world experiences. CTSOs are not “clubs” but are integral to career and technical courses and programs of study.
Benefits of CTSOs to Business and Industry:
- Expanded understanding by students and educators of the career opportunities available in the local community, area and state
- Access to students with a focus on career preparation and skill development and the potential to be world-class employees
- Opportunities to share expertise and resources with the local school district
Benefits of CTSOs to Students:
- Application of academic and technical knowledge and skills to real-life work settings
- Development of leadership and teamwork skills
- Enhancement of critical thinking and decision-making skills
- Career awareness
- Exposure to local, state, national and global opportunities, which enhance cultural competence
Career-related student competitions are activities that require students to demonstrate mastery of career-related skills through instructionally based competitive events. For more information about Nebraska CTSOs, visit the NEBRASKA CAREER EDUCATION HOME PAGE.
Nebraska Career and Technical Student Organizations include:
EDUCATORS RISING works with high school students to provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference — not only in the lives of their students, but also in the field of teaching more broadly.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA) provides innovative leadership and career development programs for students interested in business administration, management, finance and information technology careers.
FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA) is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders; address personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
FFA is a national organization for students preparing for careers in the agriculture, food and natural resource industries. 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. FFA is a national organization for students preparing for careers in the agriculture, food and natural resource industries. 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.
HOSA – Future Health Professionals is a national student organization that prepares health science students for careers as health professionals by developing leadership, compassion, character, and well-being.