Career and Technical Education Student Organizations
DECA - An Association for Marketing Students:
www.deca.org and www.deca.cccs.edu
DECA—is a career and technical education student organization for all students enrolled in secondary marketing education programs in Colorado. The mission of DECA is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA has been on the cutting edge of educational innovation, working with the business community to integrate academic achievement with career skills. There are many opportunities for members, including local, state, and national competitive events, leadership development, community service, and scholarships in excess of $100,000 are awarded annually at the many different conferences.
FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America:
www.fbla-pbl.org and www.fbla-pbl.cccs.edu
FBLA—is a national organization open to all students interested in business careers. The mission of FBLA is to assist in developing students into future business leaders, teaching students about community responsibility, practicing effective money management, and developing leadership skills. As a member of your FBLA chapter, you will have a real-world tie to business. FBLA also offers professional development through meetings, conferences, and workshops. Members can gain recognition, experience, and cash awards by participating in a variety of partnership programs including fund raising, educational programs, and scholarships.
FCCLA - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America:
FCCLA—is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life – planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication. Members also have the opportunity to compete in contests related to the life management curriculum.
TSA – Technology Student Association:
TSA - The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.
HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America
HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.