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Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

 

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With over a 60 year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA's programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.

 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

 

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Future Farmers of America (FFA)The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Since 1928, millions of agriculture students have donned the official FFA jacket and championed the FFA creed. FFA has opened its doors and its arms to minorities and women, ensuring that all students could reap the benefits of agricultural education.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation's view of "traditional" agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into the classroom.

 

Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA)

Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA)Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA) is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education (HOE) Division of the American Vocational Association. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in the health occupations.

 

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)The National Technical Honor Society (NHS) is an honors organization for students who achieve outstanding success in vocational-technical education. It is American's foremost scholastic honor for excellence in worforce education. Fewer than two percent of American's secondary and postsecondary students are nominated into this prestigious organization. The purpose of NTHS is to reward scholastic achievement; to promote ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development among American's; and to encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among membership. Students are nominated by their instructors and recognized at a ceremony held for new members.

 

Skills USA

Skills USAThis is a national organization that serves trade, industrial and technical students and instructors. SkillsUSA is dedicated to developing a well-rounded education by enhancing leadership citizenship safety and skill training. Members compete on regional, state, and national levels in their skill areas. The instructors at the technical college campuses support and encourage participation in this student organization. The technical college campuses have a strong history of students who qualify and compete annually at the SkillsUSA national championships in Kansas City, Missouri. Many of the students have won awards as the top students in the nation.

 

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Technology Student Association (TSA)The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA's membership includes over 180,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.