Career Technical Student Organizations


Career Technical Student Organizations help emerging student leaders realize their potential. CTSOs reinforce the knowledge and skills learned in Career and Technical Education while offering students engaging opportunities outside of the classroom.

Through CTSOs, students can interact with business professionals and participate in competitive events, community service, school service and leadership development activities. Engaging in CTSOs broadens students’ knowledge of their career field, gives them active opportunities to develop leadership skills and helps them achieve long-term success.

Students may participate in a number of CTSOs, including:

  • Business Professionals of America
  • DECA
  • Health Occupations Students of America
  • SkillsUSA
  • Texas Association of Future Educators
  • Technology Student Association
  • Texas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
  • Texas Future Business Leaders of America
  • Texas Future Farmers of America Association

Students may also take part in a number of other extended learning opportunities such as:

  • 4-H Travis County Youth Show
  • Austin Community College Welding Competition
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Beauty Battle Royal Hair Fashion Show
  • First Robotics
  • Gateway Robotic Competition
  • Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leadership Academy
  • ProStart Culinary Show