CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The United States Department of Education (USDE) (outside source) recognizes the value of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and their place as an integral part of career and technical education (CTE). The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDE allows states to use federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for the CTE student organizations (Sec. 124).
The State of Texas and the Texas Education Code also recognizes the value of career and technical student organizations by emphasizing the importance of “participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the State Board of Education (Sec. 29.182).”
TEA does not maintain the following sites. The links are provided as a service to the public. The agency takes no responsibility for difficulties which may result from the use of any website listed below.
- Business Professionals of America (BPA) - Texas (outside source) - www.texasbpa.com
- DECA, Texas Association (outside source) - www.texasdeca.org
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) - Texas (outside source) - fblatx.org
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) (outside source) - texasfccla.org
- Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) (outside source) - texashosa.org
- SkillsUSA Texas (outside source) - www.skillsusatx.org/
- Texas Association of Future Educators (outside source) - www.tafeonline.org
- Texas FFA Association (outside source) - www.texasffa.org
- Texas Technology Students Association (TSA) (outside source) - www.texastsa.org
Information about the CTE honor society can be located at National Technical Honor Society (outside source).
This link has a search option to find chapters of the National Technical Honor Society: https://nths.org/chapter-directory/
NATIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
- Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda
- Health Occupations Students of America
- National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization
- National SkillsUSA
- National Young Farmer Educational Association
- Technology Students Association