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Career and Technical Student Organizations are organizations specifically for students enrolled in CTE programs. These organizations engage students through focus on CTE application activities such as developing and practicing leadership roles and applying specific occupational and academic content knowledge as an integral part of the instructional program.

DECAAZ Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) logo
Distributive Education Clubs of America is a premier student organization that supports the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship. DECA provides recognition and leadership activities directly related to attainment of specific occupational and leadership skills. Arizona DECA has over 7000 members; 1800 members attended their state conference this year. For more information, please visit:

FBLA is one of the largest and oldest business student organization in the world! Over a quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business! For more information, please visit:

 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) logoFCCLA
It is well established that today's students learn best through hands-on, meaningful experiences. The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) youth leadership organization and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) complete your FCS program by providing these experiences. FCCLA provides the information, support and ready-to-use materials you need to integrate youth leadership and student-directed learning into your FCS classes. Arizona FCCLA has over 4000 members; 1000 members attended their state conference this year. For more information, please visit:

Educators Rising
Educators Rising Arizona is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to ensuring that the future is full of high quality educators starting in high school. EdRising Arizona provides students with the opportunities to take what they learn in their Early Childhood Education and Education Professions classes and apply them in relevant, scenario-based competitions at the annual State Leadership Conference. Educators Rising Arizona also offers professional development opportunities and practical applications for students who aspire to enter the teaching profession by providing them with engaging breakout sessions centered around best practices and leadership development.. For more information, please visit:

HOSAHealth Occupations Students of America (HOSA) logo
Health Occupations Students of America is a student-led Career and Technical Student Organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary and collegiate students interested in a career in health care. HOSA helps build the confidence of students by providing opportunities and responsibilities that lead to realistic choices of careers and successful employment in the health care field. HOSA has over 4800 members; over 1400 members attended their state conference this year. For more information, please visit:

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student to excel. SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America's high performance workers in public career and technical programs. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development by building and reinforcing self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. SkillsUSA emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in dignity of work. They also promote understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. Arizona Skills has over 8000 members; over 2000 members attended their state conference this year. For more information, please visit:

HOSA Awards
HOSA Awards West-MEC presents awards to students at Willow Canyon High School in the Health Services ...
Architecture National Champion
Architecture National Champion Shadow Ridge High School sophomore Ryan Verpooten won the SkillsUSA National Championship in Architectural Design and ...