Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
will take your CTE Program to the next level! This course is designed for
first, second and third year advisors who want to effectively manage a CTSO.
During this course advisors will discuss how to seamlessly integrate a CTSO into
their curriculum, brainstorm fundraising opportunities, share strategies for
conducting awards recognition functions and explore related legal and ethical considerations.
Advisors will also be acquainted with CTSO resources available to them. Come
and learn about the CTSO that YOU will be advising!
NOTE: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.
Objectives-Describe the role and benefits of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
-Differentiate between a “club” and a CTE “Student Organization”
-Identify and familiarize yourself with your CTSO
-Review resources available to support your student organization
-Fulfill the requirements needed to have a CTSO Chapter in good standing
-Adapt a CTSO Constitution and Bylaws
-Identify factors to consider when planning chapter meetings
-Select chapter officers either by election or appointment
-Review and select duties for each chapter officer
-Identify opportunities for officer training
-Create a 1st Year Program of Work (POW)
-Identify a community service project for your CTSO
-Identify one Career Development/Competitive Event that aligns with curriculum and advisor expertise
-Identify best strategies and opportunities for public relations in your school and community
-Identify recognition strategies for members
-Identify best practices for fundraising for your CTSO
-Obtain financial procedures from your local director and budget manager for receiving and expending CTSO monies
-Identify legal and ethical considerations of being an advisor
-Identify best practices in traveling and chaperoning students in off-campus activities