Career technical student organizations (CTSO) enhance a student's experience in the career technical classroom. CTSOs allow students to apply knowledge learned in real-life situations, provide benefit to their community, enrich the lives of the students and prepare the students for the challenges of the future. The Birmingham City School System has a reputation of excellence in CTSOs. BCS students are gold medal winners and have served in leadership positions.
Information regarding Joint Leadership Development Conference can be found here.DECA
The mission of this organization is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The program includes competitive events, leadership activities, recognition programs and scholarships which are all intended to help develop the future leaders in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. More information on the DECA organization can be found here.Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. FBLA strive to prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields and helps create tomorrow's business leaders. To find more information regarding FBLA, click here.Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of a family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and vocational preparation. If you are interested in learning more about FCCLA, click here.Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Students who are members of FFA are 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. More information regarding the FFA organization and their goals can be found here.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
HOSA students are dedicated to promoting career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhancing the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA helps its members learn dedication, leadership and social skills; all of which are vital when dealing with people in the context of health care. To read more about HOSA and its benefits, click here.Skills USA
The central focus of the organization is to provide quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. There are seven major goals of this organization: professional development, community service, employment, ways and means, SkillsUSA Championships, public relations and social activities. For more information, click here.Technology Student Association (TSA)
Membership in the TSA prepares students for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunity. Students also have the opportunity to participate in local, state, regional and national competitions. If you are interested in more information regarding membership in TSA, click here.