Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are a vital part of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). CTSOs play an integral role in preparing students to become college and career ready members of society who hold productive leadership roles in their communities. CTSOs are committed to the growth of students in all CTAE career pathways.
These organizations provide motivation, leadership training, and career development opportunities for students enrolled in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education programs in middle and high schools and enhance their occupational, employability and leadership skills through various activities such as 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.
The CTSO Summer State Officer Training, held at the end of May, brings together State Officers from nine different CTSO's together to gain valuabale training to successfully start their State Officer journey.
The CTSO Legislative Expo is held at the State Capitol, and allows the State Officers from our CTSO's to meet with legislators, constitutional officers, members of the Georgia Department of Education staff and the GACTE Board of Directors. The goal of the Legislative Expo is to increase awareness of the important work of Georgia Career and Technical Student Organizations across the state and to thank legislators for their support.