TSA is just one of the 9 Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) that are vocational organizations primarily based in high schools and career technology centers. Often, on the state level, they are integrated into departments of education or incorporated as non-profit organizations. Many states define CTSOs as “integral parts” of the high school and college education programs.

The KSDE-CTE currently supports the following CTSOs: BPA (Business Professionals of America), DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Educators Rising, FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FFA (Future Farmers of America), HOSA (Future Health Professionals), SkillsUSA, and TSA.

You can learn more about the history of TSA here.

Mission Statement

The Technology Student Association enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

The Technology Student Association’s Motto

Learning to lead in a technical world.

The Technology Student Association’s Creed

I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation, and processes of industry. Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live. I will accept the responsibilities that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living. I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will exercise tact and respect for other individuals. Through the work of my hands and mind, I will express my ideas to the best of my ability. I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me, and to be steadfast in my belief in my God, and my fellow Americans.