• Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) 

    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are a vital part of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) as they play an integral role in preparing students to become college and career ready members of society who hold productive leadership roles in their communities.
    These organizations provide motivation, leadership training, and career development opportunities for students enrolled in CTAE programs in middle and high schools and enhance their occupational, employability and leadership skills through various activities such as leadership conferences, award programs, service projects, and competitive events. These organizations conduct activities and events at the local, state, and national levels in which students can participate and compete.
    When integrated into the CTAE curriculum, CTSOs are a powerful instructional tool which offers organized curriculum-oriented activities that help students maximize employability, gain leadership opportunities, and develop personal skills which enable them to develop into productive members of society.
  • CTSO Core Values

    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are designed to build character and develop leadership abilities of high school students. CTSOs promote active community involvement, providing service to others, and participation in competitive events with other high school students across the state. Involvement in CTSOs provide valuable life lessons and educational experiences to prepare students for success in today’s society.

    Commitment: To create among members, educators and business and industry an adherence and appreciation for all career, technical, and agricultural education programs

    Conviction: To develop patriotism through knowledge of our nation’s heritage and practice of democracy

    Education: To create enthusiasm and empower students to become lifelong learners

    Integrity: To deal honestly and fairly with one another

    Leadership: To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, professional, community and social activities

    Professionalism: To promote high standards in career ethics, workmanship, scholarship, and safety

    Recognition: To appreciation of the value of achievement

    Service: To cultivate a desire to contribute to the benefit and welfare of others

    Teamwork: To enhance the ability of students to plan together, organize and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic process

  • CTSOs & Participating Pathways

    Click on the logos of each CTSO to learn more about these important student organizations in Georgia.


    Participating Pathways


    All CTAE Career Pathways

     DECA Georgia

    Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, Marketing, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Sports & Entertainment Marketing


    Business Accounting, Business & Technology, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Web & Digital Design


    Culinary Arts, Education


    Allied Health & Medicine, Biotechnology, Research & Development, Exercise Physiology, Public Health, Patient Care, Sports Medicine

     SkillsUSA Georgia

    Applications of Law, Audio/Visual Technology & Film, Carpentry, Graphic Design

     TSA Georgia

    Engineering & Technology, Engineering Drafting & Design


    GA First Logo


    For more information on Career & Technical Student Organizations in Georgia visit the Georgia CTSO Website