Career and Technical Education Student Organizations

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High school is more than just going to class. By getting involved in student organizations, you gain real-world skills that compliment what you're learning in the classroom. Participation in these organizations builds leadership and teamwork, and ultimately, helps prepare you for a career. Plus, it's fun to hang out with friends and work on common goals and projects.

The student organizations below are serious about making sure their activities build skills that employers demand. As you plan your high school career, consider how the activities you participate in can enhance your educational experience.

Career and Technical Education Student Organizations in South Dakota
DECA - An Association of Marketing Students
FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America
FFA- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Education
SkillsUSA - Trade, technical & skilled service occupations, including health


For more information about CTSOs, please contact the Department of Education's Division of Career and Technical Education at (605) 773-4747.