Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)


Student leadership organizations were established with the commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of young people. In addition to offering a wide variety of specific career and technical training, CTE integrates student leadership elements, which complements student participation in these courses and programs. The term ”Career and Technical Student Organizations” (CTSOs) means an organization for individuals enrolled in a career and technical education program that engages in leadership activities as an integral part of the instructional program.

FCCLA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Interior Design Pathway

SkillsUSA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Construction and Structural Systems Pathway

TSA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Architectural Design (CAD) Pathway

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain knowledge, skills, and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life, as well as promoting personal growth and leadership development.


National FCCLA | Utah FCCLA


Nationally there are over 202,825 members in over 5,868 chapters.

National FCCLA Facebook        National FCCLA Twitter


Utah has over 2,698 members in 112 chapters.

Utah FCCLA Facebook        Utah FCCLA Twitter


Aubrey Turnbow
State Advisor | E-mail

SkillsUSA—An Association of Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Students

SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.


National SkillsUSA | Utah SkillsUSA


Nationally there are over 335,000 SkillsUSA members.

National SkillsUSA Facebook        National SkillUSA Twitter


Utah has over 1,439 SkillsUSA members in 71 chapters.


Nathan Pickett
State Advisor | E-mail

TSA—Technology Student Association

TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12. Students participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state, or national levels.


National TSA  | Utah TSA 


Nationally there are more than 230,000 middle and high school TSA members, with chapters in every state.

National TSA Facebook        National TSA Twitter


Utah has over 3,716 TSA members in 55 chapters.

Utah TSA Twitter


Lisa Wadzeck
State Advisor | E-mail


Conference Winners

FCCLA: State(PDF File) | National

SkillsUSA: State(PDF File) | National(PDF File)

TSA: State(PDF File) | National