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Welcome to the Vermont Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) website!

CTSOs provide opportunities for students to develop and enhance their skills through organized trainings, activities, and conferences.

Explore this site to see what CTSOs offer and how they can promote personal leadership and growth to advance career opportunities for members.

If your tech center doesn’t have one of these CTSOs, maybe it’s time for a conversation?

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DECA

DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service. https://www.deca.org/

FBLA

FBLA-PBL is an organization to prepare students for success in our businesses, government, and communities. The Future Business Leaders of America brings business and education together through innovative leadership and career development programs in schools and colleges. https://www.fbla-pbl.org/

FFA

FFA is an agricultural education association for middle and high school students. Founded as the Future Farmers of America, the name was changed to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. It is committed to students, providing paths to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success. https://www.ffa.org/

HOSA

HOSA is an international student organization for future health professionals. Its 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. http://hosa.org/

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA serves high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. https://www.skillsusa.org/

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  • FFA Farm Show–Congratulations Members!
    January 31, 2020

    Over 100 students, advisors, and guests were in the Blue Ribbon room at the Champlain Valley Exposition to celebrate FFA Day  on January 29 at The Vermont Farm Show! Members competed in Milk Judging, Winter Forestry, and Poster events. While awaiting f …

  • 2019 Fall CTSO Conferences
    January 30, 2020

    Vermont SkillsUSA held their Fall Leadership Conference at the Vermont Tech campus on Friday, November 22 with the theme: Champions at Work–I’m Ready! Chris Gray, the new Executive Director, and his state officer team planned for an exciting day–comple …

  • 2019 CTSO Local Leader Trainings
    January 24, 2020

    Over 60 students took advantage of the FREE CTSO Local Leader Trainings! Lauren Traister, from the UVM Extension Service, was incredible once again. Her activities scaffolded so students could gain confidence in their abilities as the day progressed. C …