Career Technical and Agricultural Education
The Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Division of the Georgia Department of Education is responsible for the career and leadership development of students in middle and high schools across the state. By using a co-curricular format, the CTAE department works with the Career, Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) to enrich the curriculum in the CTAE Pathways. Hands-on, real world learning experiences offered through participation in CTSOs greatly enhance the rigorous curriculum provided by the traditional classroom experience.Forsyth County's CTSOs strive to help students lay the foundation and build necessary skills for success. Each CTSO provides exciting programs in which students can be involved at the local, state, and national levels. The overall experience allows students to learn networking skills with other students, leadership skills, and the ability to participate and excel in knowledge and skill performances. Details on each organization are found below, along with a link to Georgia websites.Club Sponsor- Suzy Ruckert
DECA is specifically designed to provide activities for students to learn marketing, management, and entrepreneurial skills that will prepare them to pursue a career in the field of marketing. DECA members become more aware of the value of community service; participate in a local, state, and national competitive events program that showcases student skills and allows for interaction with the business community; further develop occupational skills needed for careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship; serve in leadership roles; and develop a greater understanding of our competitive, free-enterprise system and an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)
Club Sponsor- Terri Farley
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student organization for all middle and high school students participating in business programs. As an integral part of the business instructional program, FBLA provides opportunities for students to develop vocational and career-supportive competencies. Participation in FBLA activities promotes civic and personal responsibility; helps students develop business leadership skills and establish career goals; and prepares them for useful citizenship and productive careers.
Georgia Technology Student Association (GA TSA)
Georgia Technology Student Association (GA TSA) is committed to providing students with opportunities to excel and advance as part of their instruction in technology education. Georgia TSA promotes technology education as a means of preparing students for a dynamic world, inviting them to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and technologically literate leaders. The mission of GA TSA is to prepare its members to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities with the technology education program, thereby developing communication, leadership, and competitive skills.HOSAClub Sponsor- Shelly Birch
The mission of HOSA is: To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for
knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health occupations students, therefore, helping the students to meet the needs of the health care community.