Career Tech Student Organizations (CTSO’s), Activities and Events
Great Plains Student Organizations help students craft their skills and leadership skills and develop potential careers. Join a student organization, get involved in student life at Great Plains, meet new friends and have fun!
Members of student organizations will have a number of opportunities to:
- Develop Leadership Skills
- Attend seminars and special events
- Compete in local state, and national skills and leadership contests
Twenty-eight Great Plains students have won first place at national contests the past five years! These contests were held in cities across the U.S. including Orlando, FL; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN and Anaheim, CA. Become a state and national champion at Great Plains!
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The mission of SkillsUSA is to provide quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a national co-curricular CTSO for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The mission of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary and collegiate students enrolled in health programs. HOSA’s mission is two-fold, to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women with family as its central focus. FCCLA members become leaders in their families, careers, and communities. FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Science education.
Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.
Technology Students of America (TSA) is an organization that provides leadership training and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts through their educational program.