Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are comprised of not-for-profit organizations, specifically authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Perkins Act. CTSOs align with the 16 Career Clusters and 79 Career Pathways recognized by CTE. CTSOs give students the opportunity to develop and utilize skills learned in their CTE courses.
With 2,027,880 student members combined, Career and Technical Student Organizations integrate into Career and Technical Education programs and courses across the country. CTSOs extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.
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