Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

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.

SkillsUSA is the CTSO for students in the:

  • Personal Care Services Pathway


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.

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


Richard Wittwer
State Advisor | E-mail





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