Career and Technical Student Leaders Attend Meeting in Madison

Cara McMahon, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau’s Vice President of Public Relations for Wisconsin FCCLA, is in Madison at the state’s capitol. Students from around the state were in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, February 9, 2017 for CTSO Government Day, an event organized by an initiative known as all CTSO (career and technical student organization), which is a partnership of Wisconsin career and technical education student organizations.

Cara McMahon, along with five CTSO’s (career and technical student organization) learned about civic leadership and citizenship while meeting with and asking questions of legislators and government officials on career and workforce topics.  Over 60 student state officers from across Wisconsin attended this state event.

‘Wisconsin’s career and technical student organizations have a long and proud tradition of serving students,’ said state Superintendent Tony Evers.  ‘By participating in these organizations and events like CTSO Government Day, students are learning about citizenship, teamwork, and other leadership skills that will help them graduate from high school ready for both college and careers’.

The six career and technical student organizations are DECA, an association of marketing students; FBLS, an association of business students; FCCLA an association of family and consumer science students; FFA, an association of agriculture education students; HOSA, an association of heath science students; and SkillsUSA, an association of technology education students.

CTSOs are the intra curricular student organizations that enhance the career and technical instruction offered in more than 400 Wisconsin high schools.  These groups help students develop civic, social and technical skills for high-skill and high-wage careers.