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Career and Technical Student Organizations

Missouri CTSO organizations

Membership

2012-13

National Ranking

287

 
  • DECA Marketing, finance, hospitality and management education
8656
6th
14015
2nd
348
 
  • FFA Agricultural education
25109
4th
11403
5th
736
 
262
369
  • SkillsUSA Trade, industrial, technical and skilled service occupation education
10451
11th
1703

 

747
3rd

During the 2011-12 school year, a total of 74,720 students participated in Missouri career and technical student organizations.

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) recognizes the educational programs and philosophies embraced by the Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) as being an integral part of career and technical education (CTE) instructional programs.

Career and technical student organizations provide essential opportunities for students to develop and refine the skills required in their chosen occupational area.  Student conferences, competitions, workshops, community service, and other activities make education more enjoyable and effective.  CTSOs may be fully integrated into the instructional program as a supplement to regular classroom instruction.  When properly planned and conducted, CTSO activities strengthen learning in the classroom.