Career and Technical Student Organizations

Wisconsin CTSO's
DECA
FBLA
FCCLA
FFA
HOSA
SkillsUSA

What are CTSOs?

  • 2014 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 Milwaukee Bucks partnered up with members from Wisconsin DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA for a collaborative community service project. Five outstanding school districts conducted school and community campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of operating a mobile device while driving.

 

In third place, FBLA and FFA members from Belmont High School

  • ·       Members utilized Facebook, Twitter, parent newsletters along with an in-school pledge board to reach their entire district of over 1,500 individuals.
  • ·       Students and community members wore yellow clothing to support an awareness day about texting and driving.
  • ·       Promotional T-shirts were distributed with the slogan “One Text or Call Could End it All” with numerous statistics about the dangers of using mobile devices while driving.
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In second place, FBLA members from Beaver Dam High School

  • ·       Members coordinated an awareness campaign with numerous local businesses (Walmart, Subway, and Culvers) to offer incentives to 600 students that participated in a Spirit Week for a Don’t Text and Drive Campaign.
  • ·       The culmination of the Spirit Week included 285 students taking the pledge to Never Text and Drive.
  • ·       Extensive promotional materials resulted in high participation through Posters, Flyers, Athletic Program Advertisements, Facebook, Twitter, and in-school events.

 

 

In first place, FCCLA and DECA members from Wausau West High School

  • ·       Members developed a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of using mobile devices while driving.
  • ·       Utilized school wide messaging through Facebook, Twitter, and email messaging.
  • ·       1300 students and numerous additional community members took a pledge to avoid using mobile devices will driving.

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