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Last modified: November 2, 2022

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality, and global competitiveness.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are key components to strong CTE programs. They integrate into CTE programs and courses and extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state, and national levels.

  • CTSOs provide relevant, engaging programs that improve student achievement, reduce dropout rates, and help students discover the wide range of career options available.
  • CTSOs engage the community and local businesses to help students understand global competition and chart effective and efficient pathways through high school and postsecondary education for their personal success.
  • CTSO programs, such as industry-based competitive events and community service, provide students with the opportunity to develop 21st century skills focused on creativity, problem solving, teamwork, and goal setting.
  • CTSOs bring relevance to the classroom and prepare students to be college and career ready.


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We value competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork

Mission: To prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Educators Rising

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There’s Power in Teaching

Mission: Established in 1937 as Future Teachers of America, Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.



A Legacy of Leadership

Mission: To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


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The Ultimate Leadership Experience

Mission: To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.


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Future Health Professionals

Mission: To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skills, and leadership development of all Health Science education students, thereby helping the student meet the needs of the healthcare community.


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50 Years of Champions at Work

Mission: To empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.


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Learning To Live In A Technical World

Mission: To foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).