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Career Student Organizations

CTSOs are a necessary part of the student's education--not a social outlet.

The Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) in Glynn County offers students the opportunity to become leaders not only within their career area, but in their community as well. The CTAE Department offers Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) to enrich the curriculum in the CTAE pathways.

All Georgia CTSOs are co-curricular and link student activities to what is learned in the classroom.

There are eight (8) Career and Technical Student Organizations with over 140,000 members in Georgia.

Seven of the eight CTSOs are affiliated with their national student organization; therefore, many Georgia students are able to participate in leadership events at the state, national and international levels.

Career and Technical Organizations promote leadership skills, community service learning, and skill development through competitive events.

These organizations provide motivation, leadership training and career development opportunities for students enrolled in CTAE programs in middle and high schools. Students enhance their occupational, employability, and leadership skills through various activities such as conferences, award programs, service projects, and competitive events. Student can participate in numerous CTSO activities and events that are organized on the local, state, and national levels.

CTSO Core Values

Commitment – To create among members, educators and business and industry an adherence and appreciation for all Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Programs.

Conviction – To develop patriotism through knowledge of our nation’s heritage and practice of democracy.

Education – To create enthusiasm and empower students to become lifelong learners.

Integrity – To deal honestly and fairly with one another.

Leadership – To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, professional, community and social activities.

Professionalism – To promote high standards in career ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.

Recognition – Appreciation of the value of achievement.

Service – To cultivate a desire to contribute to the benefit and welfare of others.

Teamwork – To enhance the ability of students to plan together, organize and carry out worthy activities and projects through the democratic process.



DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA values competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. With over 11,000 members, DECA is preparing its emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready.


FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America


Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student organization for all middle and high school students participating in business and computer science programs. As an integral part of the business and computer science instructional program, FBLA provides opportunities for students to develop technical and career-supportive competencies. Participation in FBLA activities promotes civic and personal responsibility; helps students develop business development skills and establish career goals; and prepares them for useful citizenship and productive careers.


FCCLA-Family, Career and Community Leaders of America


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and social issues through family and consumer sciences education. Through cooperative and competitive programs, FCCLA members develop skills for life including character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Participation in national programs and co-curricular chapter activities enables FCCLA members to learn cooperation, take responsibility, develop leadership and give service.


FFA-National FFA Organization


The FFA Organization provides an avenue for developing leadership skills. As an integral, intracurricular component of the agricultural education program, the FFA has numerous systems to deliver instruction in leadership. In addition, FFA provides incentives for improved student performance through its awards program. Teachers of agriculture have always stressed the problem solving and decision making approach to teaching. Through this approach, students are better equipped to cope with changes that are constantly occurring, not only in agricultural industry but also in life in general. The strength of the program lies in the flexibility and dedication of teachers whose philosophy is, "We don't just teach agriculture, we teach students."

HOSA-Health Science Technology Education Student Organization


The Health Science Technology Education Student Organization (HOSA) enhances the development of academic and technical skills and provides opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills for health science students. Serving future health professionals since 1976, HOSA was created with the idea of providing students opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee.



In addition to classroom and field experiences, students will participate in SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit organization. SkillsUSA build and enforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work--high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA is ranked in top 10 in the nation with over 10,000 active members.

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