CTE Student Organizations

Students enrolled in CTE courses are encouraged to join and participate in their respective Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). CTSOs provide students the opportunity to apply their CTE curriculum in competitive events as well as develop their leadership skills for the future.

Deca Logo

DECA – Distributive Education Clubs of America supports developing career, marketing and management skills in hospitality, finance, sales, service, business administration and entrepreneurship.

FRC logo

FRC – FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 125 pounds.

Skills USA logo

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. 


NTHS logo

To honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.

NTHS National


FCCLA logo

FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization supporting and promoting Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

FTC logo

FTC – FIRST Tech Challenge is an international competition where teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

TAFE logo

TAFE – Texas Association of Future Educators is a statewide organization that offers students the opportunity to explore the teaching profession through creating and supporting various activities, workshops, contests, scholarships, and summer workshops.

OTHER CTE Organizations/Competitions
UIL logo

UIL – University Interscholastic League exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests.

UIL Texas


FFA Logo

FFA – The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in students lives by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

HOSA logo

HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America enhances the delivery of with opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students.

TSA logo

TSA – Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through activities, competitions, and programs.