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CTE Students to Compete in National Competitions

During June and July CTE students who are members of a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) will compete in a variety of national skill competitions. Students have worked hard throughout the year preparing for each competition and UtahCTE.org wishes each student success.

SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
June 24-28, 2013 — Kansas City, MO

SkillsUSA – An Association of Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Students
Conference theme: Champions At Work
Keynote speaker: Mike Rowe
Watch: SkillsUSA National Conference Promotional Video
View: Conference Schedule

The SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference will showcase Career and Technical Education students. Quality Career and Technical Education will be the centerpiece of the conference. More than 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from more than 1,100 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions will participate in the event. Over 5,900 students will compete in 98 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

HOSA National Leadership Conference
June 26-29, 2013 — Nashville, TN

HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America
Conference theme: Build a Better You
Keynote speaker: Dr. Ben Carson
Watch: HOSA National Conference Promotional Video
View: Conference Schedule

The highlight of every year for HOSA members is the HOSA National Leadership Conference. This year, thousands of future health professionals from 50 states and territories will take over Nashville in the largest National Leadership Conference in HOSA history. HOSA student members and leaders from the United States and Puerto Rico join together to build knowledge, build experience, build confidence, and build a better you. HOSA members will participate in educational and social learning activities, tour healthcare facilities, visit exhibits presented by professional healthcare associations, and compete in events. Join the convention by watching a live stream of the opening, recognition, and awards sessions.

FBLA National Leadership Conference
June 27-30, 2013 — Anaheim, CA

FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
Conference theme: Igniting Innovation
Keynote speaker: Clint Pardoe
Watch: FBLA Conference Promotional Video
View: Conference Schedule

FBLA members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking. FBLA student members are Igniting Innovation in Service, Igniting Innovation in Education, and Igniting Innovation in Progress.

TSA National Leadership Conference
June 28-July 2, 2013 — Orlando, FL

TSA – Technology Student Association
Conference theme: A Tradition of Excellence
Keynote speaker: Steven A. Barbato
Watch: TSA National Conference Promotional Video
Conference Schedule

Technology Student Association (TSA) members nationwide are expected to attend the National TSA Conference in Orlando, Florida. Middle and high school student members are preparing to compete in more than 60 competitive events based on principles and concepts learned through projects during the school year in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The conference will celebrate the contributions of advanced technology to our society and TSA’s 35th anniversary.

FCCLA National Leadership Conference
July 7-11, 2013 
Nashville, TN
FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Conference theme: Discover Your Voice
Keynote speaker: Doc Hendley
Watch: FCCLA National Conference Promotional Video
Conference Schedule

The FCCLA National Leadership Conference will empower members to build courage, take initiative, and be the change. The voice of youth has never been as important as it is in today’s ever changing society. By strengthening self-confidence and determination, FCCLA members will discover their own voice and also realize the power of their generation as one. Through competitive events, dynamic workshops, and youth networking, students will partake in The Ultimate Leadership Experience.

We want to hear about the national conference you attended and the skill competition you participated in. Send your stories to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

Over 31,700 Utah secondary Career and Technical Education students are members of a Career and Technical Student Organization. CTSO members are doing great things and are having a positive impact in schools and communities throughout the state.

If you are not a member of a CTSO, and would like to become a member, talk to your school counselor to get connected with the CTSO advisor in your school.

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