Welcome to Career Technical Student Organization




  • Over 40,000 students participate in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). These dynamic organizations develop academic success through applied academics, promote choice and identification of career options and foster interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications human relations and social interactions. They also encourage excellence in scholarship, build character, promote citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism, endorse cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people and provide opportunities for state, national and international travel through internships, camps and leadership conferences. 

  • C-CAP

    Careers through Culinary Arts Program empowers underserved youth through the culinary arts. Founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman in 1990, the program provides a holistic and integrated approach to employment for youth and young adults through job training and life skills, internships and work opportunities, industry mentoring and connections, college and career advising, and scholarships, along with product and equipment donations to partner high schools across the country. Co-chaired by chef Marcus Samuelsson, C-CAP partners with 150 public high schools to support 15,000 students nationwide each year to develop their interest and skills for careers in the culinary and hospitality industry. ​

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  • SkillsUSA

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, emphasizing total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA Arizona has over 15,000 members and over 3,000 members at State Championships.

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  • HOSA

    HOSA–Future Health Professionals is a student-led Career and Technical Student Organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, and collegiate students interested in a career in healthcare. AzHOSA has over 9,400 members; over 1,700 members attended their state conference this year.

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  • FCCLA

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) helps young people become leaders with student-directed learning in Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS) education in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, Fashion & Interior Design, Hospitality Management. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities. Arizona FCCLA has over 4,600 members; 1,000 members attended their state conference this year.

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  • FBLA

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world, with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields! FBLA is in over 125 schools in Arizona and has 5,500 members. This year, more than 2,000 students, advisers, and community volunteers attended their State Leadership Conference.

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