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CTSOs Leadership Conferences and Skill Competitions

During March Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) will gather for leadership conferences and to compete in a variety of skill competitions. Students have worked hard throughout the year preparing for each competition and UtahCTE.org wishes them all the best.

March 1-2: DECA State Career Development Conference – Davis Conference Center – Layton, UT

March 7: ProStart State Competition (Culinary-Management) – Hilton Hotel – Salt Lake City, UT

March 8: Utah FFA Association State Convention – Richfield, UT

March 15-16: March 15-16: HOSA State Leadership Conference and Competition – Davis Conference Center – Layton, UT

March 21-22:  FCCLA State Convention – Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT

March 23: TSA State Conference – Jordan ATC – West Jordan, UT

March 29-30: FBLA Spring Leadership Conference – Davis Conference Center – Layton, UT

March 29-30: Utah SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference – Salt Lake Community College – Salt Lake City, UT

We want to hear about your conference, your skill competition and what your CTSO chapter has planned for the rest of the school year. Send your stories to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

What Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) are you a member of?

  • DECA – An Association of Marketing Students
    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges/universities around the globe.
  • FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
    FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership,community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job
    Interview to Parliamentary Procedures.
  • FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
    FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain knowledge, skills, and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life, as well as promoting personal growth and leadership development.
  • FFA – An Association of Agricultural Education Students
    FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
  • HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America
    HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.
  • SkillsUSA – An Association of Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Students
    SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.
  • TSA – Technology Student Association
    TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12. Students participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state, or national levels.

Over 31,700 Utah secondary Career and Technical Education students are members of one of the above CTSOs. 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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