Career and Technical Education (CTE) is helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality, and global competitiveness.
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are extracurricular groups for students in CTE pathways to expand their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions. CTSO’s are key components integrated into strong CTE programs designed to extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state, and national levels.
CTSOs provide relevant, engaging programs that improve student achievement, reduce dropout rates, and help students discover the wide range of career options available.
CTSOs engage the community and local businesses to help students understand global competition and chart effective and efficient pathways through high school and postsecondary education for their personal success.
CTSO programs, such as industry-based competitive events and community service, provide students with the opportunity to develop 21st century skills focused on creativity, problem solving, teamwork, and goal setting.
CTSOs bring relevance to the classroom and prepare students to be college and career ready.
Box Elder School District currently has approximately 850 students in CTSO organizations. Talk to your CTE teacher to get involved and watch the CTSO Promo here!