Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

CTE Student Leadership Organizations

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.

DECA—An Association of Marketing Students 

DECA is an organization that promotes leadership development, service to the community, and vocational understanding.


National DECA Direct | Utah DECA


Nationally there are 201,000 DECA members in 3,427 chapters.

National DECA Facebook        National DECA Twitter


Utah has 2,247 DECA members in 57 chapters.

Utah DECA Facebook        Utah DECA Twitter


Jill Hess
State Advisor | E-mail

FBLA—Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job Interview to Parliamentary Procedures.


National FBLA | Utah FBLA


Nationally there are 215,000 secondary and 11,000 postsecondary FBLA members.

National FBLA Facebook        National FBLA Twitter


Utah has 3,027 FBLA members in 129 chapters. 

Utah FFA Facebook


Duke Di Stefano  
State Advisor | E-mail

Conference Winners

DECA: State(PDF File) | National

FBLA: State | National







Note: If you need this information in an accessible format contact the department directly.

 DECA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Business Administration Pathway
  • Marketing Pathway

 FBLA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Accounting and Finance Pathway
  • Business Administration Pathway
  • Business Information Management Pathway