CTSOs are intracurricular organizations with leadership programs and competitive events helping students see the real-world value of their academic studies.

Georga Career & Technical Student Organizations

CAREER & TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION - CTI

Mary Davis Donahue
Executive Director
mdonahue@georgiacti.org

Founded in 1975, the mission of Georgia CTI is to provide meaningful leadership and employment experiences for students with disabilities through career, technical and agricultural education courses.

Applicable Pathways

  • All CTAE Career Clusters & Pathways

DECA

Shannon Aaron
State Advisor
georgiadeca@gmail.com

Founded in 1944, DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Applicable Pathways

  • Marketing
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Finance
  • Business Management & Administration

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA - FBLA

Monty Rhodes
Executive Director
monty@georgiafbla.org

Founded in 1942, the mission of Georgia FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Applicable Pathways

  • Administrative/Information
  • Interactive
  • Support Computing
  • Computer Systems & Support
  • Financial Management – Accounting
  • Media Computer Networking
  • Small Business Development
  • Financial Management – Services

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA - FCCLA

Traci Bryant
Executive Director
gafccla@gmail.com

Founded in 1945, The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leaders, members develop skills for life through -- character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Applicable Pathways

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts
  • Human Services
  • Interior Design
  • Education

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA - FFA

Ben Lastly
Executive Director
blastly@uga.edu

Founded in 1928, The National FFA Organization is 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.

Applicable Pathways

  • Agriscience
  • Forestry / Natural Resources
  • Agriculture Mechanics
  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science / Horticulture
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Veterinary Science

FIRST ROBOTICS

Connie Haynes
Executive Director
chaynes@gafirst.org

Founded in 2012, Our vision is to see kids excited about science and technology, have them attend one of our prestigious institutes of higher learning, and upon graduation, stay in Georgia for their careers. By doing this, we can ‘put Georgia first.’ Our best resource, our youth, contribute to the growth and sustainability of our innovative workforce.

Applicable Pathways

  • Administrative/Information
  • Interactive
  • Support Computing
  • Computer Systems & Support
  • Financial Management – Accounting
  • Media Computer Networking
  • Small Business Development
  • Financial Management – Services

HOSA: FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Nikki Bentley
Executive Director/State Advisor
nbentley@georgiahosa.org

Founded in 2000, the mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development for all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.

Applicable Pathways

  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Therapeutic Services-Emergency
  • Therapeutic Services-Nursing
  • Therapeutic Services-Medical
  • Physical Medicine
  • Biotechnology Research &amo; Development

SKILLSUSA

Ashley Brown
State Director
abrown@skillsusageorgia.org

Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

Applicable Pathways

  • Aircraft Support
  • Collision Repair
  • Construction
  • Fire Fighting
  • Flight Operations
  • Graphic Communications
  • Law and Justice
  • Metals
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Services
  • Transportation Logistical Operations(Ground/Marine)
  • Architecture Drawing and Design
  • Broadcasting/Video Production Climate
  • Control Systems Technology(HVACR)
  • Cosmetology
  • Marine Engine Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Maritime Studies
  • Personal Care Services
  • Transportation Logistical Support(Ground/Marine)

TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION - TSA

Steve Price
Executive Director
sprice@gatsa.org

Founded in 1963, the Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.

Applicable Pathways

  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering Graphics & Design
  • Engineering
  • Energy Systems