Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
What is a CTSO?
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) is an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTSOs enhance student learning by 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.
CTSO’s 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. Students have opportunities to participate in extracurricular CTSO activities, including competitive events and leadership conferences at the local, state, and national levels to network with students, industry, and business partners.
CalAPS Participation in CTSOs
Currently, CalAPS has an active CTSO chapter - SkillsUSA.
BUSD students from Las Flores, Bellflower, Mayfair and CalAPS have attended the SkillsUSA State Competition at the Ontario Convention Center. Teams have competed and won medals for contest areas such as: Smart Home, Commercial UAS Drone, and SkillsUSA Creed. Through their experiences, our students displayed their industry-standard knowledge, leadership and skills.