Career Clusters provide the essential knowledge and skills for CTE's 16 Career Clusters and their Career Pathways. It also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and postsecondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career..
Career -Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) develop citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills essential for students who are preparing for the workforce and further education. They enhance students' civic awareness and provide opportunities for developing social competencies and a wholesome attitude about living and working. CTSOs provide a unique instructional method for attaining the competency goals and objectives identified in each course. Their activities are considered a part of the instructional day when they are directly related to the competencies and objectives in course blueprints.
|DECA is a state and national organization available to all students who are currently enrolled in Marketing Education courses. DECA aims to prepare members for future careers in general marketing and business.
DECA National website CTSO Conference Matrix - DECA
|FFA: The Organization for Agricultural Education Students - is a national organization that serves students enrolled in agricultural education courses.
North Carolina FFA CTSO Conference Matrix - FFA
|FBLA - Future Business Leader's of America mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
North Carolina FBLA CTSO Conference Matrix - FBLA
|FCCLA- Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national organization for Family and Consumer Sciences students.
FCCLA National website
FCCLA State website CTSO Conference Matrix - FCCLA
HOSA - is a state and national organization whose mission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all Health Occupations Education students, therefore, helping the students to meet the needs of the health care industry.
HOSA National website
|SillsUSA - is a state and national organization that serves trade, industrial, and technical students in secondary and post secondary public schools. Members are part of a national group of skilled youth on the move – working toward future career goals.
Skills USA National website
Skills USA State website CTSO Conference Matrix - SkillsUSA
|TSA - Technology Student Association mission is to prepare its membership for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunity.
TSA National website
TSA State website CTSO Conference Matrix - TSA