Teacher, CATE Department Chair, and Work-Based Learning Instructional Leader Dwanda Brew, provided the following comments:
“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 CTAE 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.
When integrated into the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education curriculum, the CTSO is a powerful instructional tool which offers organized curriculum-oriented activities that help students maximize employability, gain leadership opportunities, and develop personal skills which enable them to develop into productive members of society.
CTSOs are co-curricular organizations with leadership programs and competitive events which reflect current curriculum standards and competencies for the instructional programs they serve. Teachers infuse the CTSO's activities into the instructional activities, thereby helping students see the real world value of their academic studies.
At Eagle’s Landing High School we are well represented by 5 of the Career Tech Student Organizations in addition to the Jr. Naval ROTC program.”
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family, wage earner and community leadership, and develop life skills through -- character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Georgia’s FBLA mission is to build a positive relationship between business and education through innovative leadership and career development programs. FBLA activities promotes civic and personal responsibility; develops business leadership skills and establishes career goals; preparing students for useful citizenship and productive careers.
Health Occupation Student Organization (HOSA)
HOSA's mission is to improve the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing students opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development in health science technology education fields, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
FFA National Organization is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing potential for premier leadership, growth and career success through agricultural education. Applying a science based curriculum learned in a classroom to, real life projects, teamwork, and competition; FFA members develop into successful, productive citizens.
Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)
NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Instruction is augmented during the year through extra-curricular activities of community service, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training.