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Career and Technical Student Organizations


Career and 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. In Wisconsin there is a strong initiative called "All CTSO". This is the joining of forces to be stronger than the individual piece. Wisconsin started the "All CTSO" initiative over 15 years ago when joint state officer training was in its inception. Today the tradition continues with shared All CTSO leadership events for all members. Students from the six CTSO's work together to develop leadership, teambuilding and organizational skills that will last them a lifetime. They are able to learn about what happens in each of the CTSO's as well as develop relationships for the future.

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Wisconsin CTSOs

What are CTSOs?

  • 2019-2020 CTSO Flyer
  • CTSOs are a basic component of career and technical education programs that support and enhance related school-based and work-based learning.
  • CTSOs provide students with skills and knowledge to succeed in the new global economy.
  • CTSOs are found in middle, junior and senior high schools throughout Wisconsin.

What are the benefits of CTSOs?

  • enable students to achieve high academic and occupational standards,
  • develop meaningful business partnerships,
  • link school-based learning to the real world of work and family,
  • motivate youth to become better students and productive citizens,
  • develop school and community leaders,
  • enhance student self-esteem and self-confidence

CTSO Potential Event Presenters Contact Form--NEW!

Are you a keynote speaker/trainer with an interest in working with Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) in Wisconsin? Then please complete our contact form to be considered for future conferences, workshops, and training events. Speaker and Trainer Contact Form for Wisconsin CTSOs

CTSO Events

2019-2020 CTSO Collaborative Project

Wisconsin’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and technical skills, through classroom curriculum, activities, and community resources. Consider traffic safety in one or more of the six of Wisconsin’s organizations: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA as a collaborative effort in your school or community.

In Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, State Farm Insurance, and the Dept. of Transportation offer to Wisconsin CTSOs, a grant opportunity to educate their communities on the dangers of driving in six major areas: 1) Distracted Driving 2) Impaired Driving 3) Nighttime Driving 4) Seat Belt Use 5) Speeding 6) Passengers. CTSOs within a school or district can collaborate by completing a project.

The application is available at There’s more info about the projects on under “Designing your own school project”. Past projects developed are also available on this link.

Please visit the resources section at

The Teen Driving Summit Toolkit walks through the process of identifying a campaign or project topic, defining objectives, and performing an evaluation!

Apply now for 2019-20 Projects! Projects designed by students for their own schools can be submitted to Crossroads to determine if they qualify for funding. To be considered for funding, please submit a proposal by clicking here. Proposals will be accepted until January 31, 2020 (but the projects can be completed anytime before the end of the school year).

We hope that your school will consider a CTSO Collaborative Project this year!

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