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Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

In Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Career and Technical Education students are strongly encouraged to join Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).  PGCPS has Future Business Leaders of America, Skills USA, Educators Rising, and FFA.  CTSOs enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership and personal development, applied learning and real world application.  CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real life and/or work experiences through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. 

CTSOs help guide students in developing a career path, a program of study and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs and competitive events. In addition, students have opportunities to hold leadership positions at the local, state, and national level and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students as well as business and industry partners. (CTSOS.ORG)

See our list of CTSOs


FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

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The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization. The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change.

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Skills USA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service (including health) occupations.

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Educators Rising

Educators Rising is a community-based movement, in which chapters at schoolsfeed teacher preparation programs at institutes of higher education with the support of State Departments of Education and local funders and foundations. These entities come together to provide a clear pathway to increase teacher diversity and teacher quality.