All students enrolled in Delaware County Technical High Schools have the opportunity to participate in at least one Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) . Students who become members in these co-curricular organizations have the opportunity to participate in a broad spectrum of activities including skill competitions, career and technology fairs, trips, service projects, special events and social activities.
Skills competitions are where the skills students learned are “put to the test” as they compete against other competitors. These competitions include testing of knowledge and hands-on skills in a variety of trade and leadership events. Students who are fortunate enough to win their events at a district or state competition are able to compete at the national level and travel to locations such as Louisville, KY, Kansas City, MO, San Diego, CA, Orlando, FL, and Cleveland, OH.
DCTS offers 4 student organizations. All students are encouraged to participate in Skills USA and/or one of the other career specific organizations.
SkillsUSA is the largest of the organizations and is open to all students. It emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards and trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship, safety, and partnership with business. It also serves as the school’s student government, since all students are eligible to participate in SkillsUSA. District, state, and national conferences provide students with the opportunity to compete for recognition and achievement awards. Visit www.skillsusa.org for more information.
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is open to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, and Service Occupations programs. Emphasis is on promoting personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science education, focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners, and community leaders. Students participate in leadership training events, competitions, and state and national conferences. Visit www.fcclainc.org for more information.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is open to students enrolled in the Healthcare and Protective Service programs. Activities focus on training, developing skills, and serving others. The school’s members enjoy a winning tradition of competing at annual state and national HOSA conferences. Visit www.hosa.org for more information.
National Technical Honor Society encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. The society is committed to the recognition of excellence in every arena of career and technical education including student achievement, community service, outstanding chapters, and contributions from business, industry, and educational professionals. Visit www.nths.org for more information.