Career and Technical Student Organizations

Wisconsin CTSO's

What are CTSOs?

  • 2015 CTSO Flyer
  • CTSOs are a basic component of vocational education programs that supports and enhances related school-based and work-based learning.
  • CTSOs provide students with skills and knowledge to succeed in the new global economy.
  • CTSOs are found in middle, junior and senior high schools throughout Wisconsin.

What are the benefits of CTSOs?

  • enable students to achieve high academic and occupational standards,
  • develop meaningful business partnerships,
  • link school-based learning to the real world of work and family,
  • motivate youth to become better students and productive citizens,
  • develop school and community leaders,
  • enhance student self-esteem and self-confidence

CTSO Events



Collaborative all CTSO Community Service Project  

The Wisconsin 2015-16 CTSO collaborative project to improve teen traffic safety in Wisconsin aligns with national CTSO programs and competitive projects, and possible funding!  Please see this flyer and Cross Roads PowerPoint presentation for complete information.

Our mission is to improve teen traffic safety in Wisconsin through student-directed educational activities that focus on at least one of these areas that pose the greatest risk to new drivers: 1) Distracted Driving 2) Seat Belt Use 3) Speeding 4) Impaired Driving 5) Passengers.

Each proposal will be scored by professionals in the area of teen traffic safety, and funding awards will be made based on selected criteria – see rubric. Funding of up to $1,000.00 will be offered based on the strength of the proposal, and awarded at the completion of activities to reimburse expenses.

To register a project proposal, please submit an application at

Please also look for webinars to become available soon. Content will include quality proposals with reference examples and reinforcement of timelines but also include scheduled times that our Cross Roads representative will be available for conferencing.

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For questions about this information, contact Christine Smith (608) 267-0360