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. 

IT students who want to participate in a leadership organization choose between Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), SkillsUSA, or Technology Student Association (TSA) depending on what is available at their school

FBLA, SkillsUSA, or TSA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Cybersecurity Pathway
  • Information Technology Systems Pathway
  • Programming and Software Development Pathway
  • Web Development Pathway

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.

State FBLA Facebook


Duke Di Stefano  
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 SkillsUSA 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

FBLA: State | National

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

TSA: State(PDF File) | National