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Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

Career and Technical Student Organizations

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership, personal development applied learning, and real-world application.  

CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real-life and/or work experiences through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. CTSOs help guide students in developing a career path, and a program of study and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs, and competitive events. In addition, students have opportunities to hold leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students as well as business and industry partners. 

Recently, LPS decided to change CTSO National Competitions to non-school sponsored. This means that their activities can no longer use school resources. It is unknown how many students will make it to nationals or how many sponsors will need support. 

The Numbers

  • Schools Served

    62

  • Focus Programs Served

    21

  • Students Empowered

    41,766

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    6,515

  • Funds Raised This Year

    $3.18M

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