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Career and Technical Student Organizations


Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) provide leadership opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. Each organization sponsors events such as state and national skill competitions and leadership training.

Criteria for Developing Student Leadership

CTSOs in Oregon:

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Oregon CTE Student Leadership Foundation (OCTESLF)

OCTESLF is dedicated to promoting and facilitating the growth of student leadership in Career and Technical Education. Oregon's official CTSO leadership (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, FNRL, HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA), along with Oregon Department of Education CTE specialists and industry partners, form the board of this joint coordinating nonprofit organization.

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Oregon DECA -- Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs

DECA is a Business and Management CTSO preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. (High School and College)
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Oregon Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA is a Business and Management/Arts, Information and Communications CTSO preparing student leaders for careers in business and information technology. (Middle School, High School, and College)

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Oregon Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA is a Human Services CTSO preparing students for personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

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Oregon FFA Association

Oregon FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. (Middle School, High School, and College)

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Oregon Future Natural Resource Leaders (FNRL)

The Oregon Future Natural Resource Leaders (FNRL) is a CTSO dedicated to the support of high school students who are interested in pursuing educational and career opportunities within the Natural Resources/Forestry sectors. The focus of the FNRL Association is to provide career related activities that support the development of smart, strong, and safe students, workers, and citizens. Key tenets of the FNRL are to understand the environmental, social, and economic benefits of Natural Resources/Forestry management.

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Oregon HOSA -- Future Health Professionals

HOSA is a Health Science CTSO preparing student leaders for careers in the medical, dental, and healthcare industry. (High School and College)

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SkillsUSA Oregon

SkillsUSA is an Industrial and Engineering CTSO preparing student leaders for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. (High School and College)

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Technology Student Association (TSA)

TSA accelerates student achievement and leadership, and supports teachers by providing engaging opportunities for students to develop STEM skills.

For further information, please contact Ron Dodge.