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Student Leadership Organizations were established with the commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of young people. In addition to offering a wide variety of specific career and technical training, CTE integrates student leadership elements, which complements student participation in these courses and programs.


  • Membership List - PDF
  • Meeting Information
    -- October 1, 2013
        Meeting Agenda - PDF
        Meeting Notes - PDF

    -- October 10, 2012
        Meeting Agenda - PDF
        Meeting Notes - PDF

    -- April 26, 2012
        Meeting Agenda - PDF
        Meeting Notes - PDF



  • CTSO Policies and Procedures - PDF


  • Advisor Contract Form - Word
  • CTSO Activity Summary Sheet Form - Excel
  • CTSO Advisor-Specialist MOU Form - Word
  • CTSO Membership Reporting Form, Blank - Excel
  • CTSO Mileage Form - Word
  • Overnight Travel Form - Excel
  • State Winner Travel Form - Excel
  • State Winner Travel Advance Form - Excel


  • CTSO Code of Conduct - Word


  • Activity Summary List FY14 - PDF
  • CTSO Preliminary-Membership Report Comparison FY14 - Excel
  • CTSO Preliminary Membership Report FY14 (December 2013) - Excel
  • CTSO Membership Report FY13 - Excel

DECA—An Association of Marketing Students
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges/universities around the globe.

Vince Merrell
E-mail: utdeca [at] gmail [dot] com (Vince Merrell)
Websites - Utah DECA | National DECA
National Leadership Conference: May 2-7, 2014 in Atlanta, GA

FBLA—Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership,community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job
Interview to Parliamentary Procedures.

Duke Di Stefano
E-mail: duke [dot] distefano [at] wasatch [dot] edu (Duke DiStefano)
Websites - Utah FBLA | National FBLA
National Leadership Conference: June 29 - July 2, 2014 in Nashville, TN

FCCLA—Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain knowledge, skills, and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life, as well as promoting personal growth and leadership development.

Nikki Sue Larkin
E-mail: nikkisuel [at] yahoo [dot] com (Nikki Sue Larkin)
Websites - Utah FCCLA | National FCCLA
National Leadership Conference: July 6-10, 2014 in San Antonio, TX

FFA—An Association of Agricultural Education Students
FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Brett M. Evans
E-mail: brettevans [at] utffa [dot] org (Brett Evans)
Websites - Utah FFA | National FFA
National Leadership Conference: October 30 - November 2, 2014 in Louisville, KY

HOSA—Health Occupations Students of America
HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Denise Abbott
E-mail: denisea [at] provo [dot] edu (Denise Abbott)
Websites - Utah HOSA | National HOSA
National Leadership Conference: June 23-29, 2014 in Orlando, FL

SkillsUSA—An Association of Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Students
SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes,
and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Richard Wittwer
E-mail: rwittwer [at] swatc [dot] edu (Richard Wittwer)
Websites - Utah SkillsUSA | National SkillsUSA
National Leadership Conference: June 23-28,2014 in Kansas City, MO

TSA—Technology Student Association
TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12. Students participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state, or national levels.

Mike Smoot
E-mail: mike [dot] smoot [at] jordan [dot] k12 [dot] ut [dot] us (Mike Smoot)
Websites - Utah TSA | National TSA
National Leadership Conference: June 26 - July 1, 2014 in Washington, DC



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thalea [dot] longhurst [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Thalea Longhurst) , Coordinator
CTE Programs
Phone: 801>538-7889
Fax: 801>538-7868

theresa [dot] tomlin [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (TC Tomlin) , Support Staff
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Phone: 801>538-7875



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