Career and Technical Education Clubs

  • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's) offer diverse programming designed to enhance classroom instruction and are focused around four common organizational goals:
    1. Leadership Development
    2. Academic and Career Achievement
    3. Professional Development
    4. Community Service 
    Students participate in local, state, national and international career-based competitions designed to measure their academic understanding and skills development. Scholarships, prizes and awards also encourage students to continue their career-path education and assume personal responsibility for their own career readiness. For students, participation in a CTSO includes activities designed to expand their leadership abilities, contextualize their academic instruction, encourage them to pursue their education and equip them with job-related skills in their career field of interest. Research has shown that participation in CTSOs has a positive impact on students' overall career readiness:
     
    • Students who participate in CTSOs demonstrate higher levels of academic engagement and motivation, civic engagement, career self-efficacy, and employability skills than other students, and the more students participate in CTSO activities, the better the results.
    • Students who participate in school organizations in 10th grade have higher high school grade point averages and are more likely to be enrolled in college at age 21 than other students. 


     

    Clubs Currently Offered at the Designated Schools Below

    Deca
     
    FCCLA
     
    Robotics

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for
    careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and
    colleges around the globe.

    Offered at:
    Cascade HS
    Everett HS
    HM Jackson HS

     

    FCCLA focuses on promoting personal growth and
    leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

    Offered at:
    HM Jackson HS

    First Robotics is a chairty focused on supporting
    students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

    Offered at:
    Cascade HS
    HM Jackson HS
    Washington Skills
    Washington TSA
    Sports Medicine

    SkillsUSA serves high school students who
    are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service
    occupations.

    Offered at:
    Cascade HS

    TSA is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who have a strong interest in technology.

    Offered at:
    Cascade HS
    HM Jackson HS

    WCTSMA is designed to introduce students
    to a variety of sports medicine professions.

    Offered at:
    Cascade HS
    HM Jackson HS