ASSOCIATIONS WE SERVE

Meet the Organizations that Produce Alabama’s Top Students

WE SERVE ALABAMA CTSOs + CTE PROGRAMS

CTSOs serve business and industry and the overall economy of the state of Alabama by investing in the youth of today so that they can become the workforce leaders of tomorrow.

With more than 2 million 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.

CTSOs are authorized by the United States Congress in the newly authorized Perkins V statute of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and endorced by the United States Department of Education. CTSOs are a powerful avenue for helping our nation address key challenges such as workforce development, student achievement, economic vitality and global competitiveness.

The foundation of CTSOs built upon Career and Technical Education (CTE), education designed to prepare students for their future world of work. CTE can be traced back all the way to the founding of the United States. From the beginning, our founding leaders knew the value of having a skilled and knowledgeable society. Since the 18th century, education in the U.S. has always had a framework that specifically encompassed a connection between education and preparation for the workforce. It was in the early 1900s when vocational education was officially signed into law, launching the public endorsement and funding allocations in Career and Technical Education at the federal level.

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OUR ASSOCIATIONS

ALABAMA CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Career and Technical Student Organizations are comprised of seven (7) not-for-profit organizations in Alabama specifically authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Perkins Act provides over $1 billion in state grants to annually serve more than 14 million students nationwide. The Alabama State Department of Education has been granted the operating charter for each CTSO by their respective national organization. Alabama also recognizes two CTE leadership programs in Alabama for the work they do for our students and economy.

Emerging Leaders & Entrepreneurs
Develops student leaders in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management, Finance and Hospitality Education.

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Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
Develops student leaders in Business and Information Technology Education

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Develops student leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences Education/Human Resources Education

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FFA
Develops student leaders in Agricultural Education

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Future Health Professionals
Develops student leaders in Health Sciences Education

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Job’s for Alabama’s Graduates
Making a measureable difference in the educational and workforce outcomes for students by assisting them in overcoming barriers to graduation and employment.

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Technology Student Association (TSA)

Develops student leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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JROTC
Develops character, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity in high school students.

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SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

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