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Career and Technical Organizations for Students

Leadership training is a cornerstone of the CTE program. Leadership skills are integrated throughout the content of each course. Students are encouraged to participate in career and technical student leadership organizations related to their program of study.There is a wide range of Career and Technical Organizations that students can belong to. Membership in these organizations gives students a chance to advance their skills and discover how things work in the real world of work.They also have a chance to network and build relationships with future potential employers and colleagues.Check out the links below for examples of some of these organizations.


decaMarketing Washington DECA


wafblaBusiness Education FBLA Future Business Leaders of America


Family & Consumer Sciences FCCLA Family Career and Community Leaders of America


Skilled & Technical Sciences Skills USA Washington


TSA Technology Student Association STEM/Engineering


WVSMA Washington Vocational Sports Medicine Association Health & Human Services (Sports Medicine)


ffa_logo_99x126FFA Future Farmers of America
Future Farmers of America




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Mike runs the mikeroweWORKSFoundation, which awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades. He is closely associated with the Future Farmers of America, Skills USA, and the Boy Scouts of America.

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Yakima School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts, other designated youth groups, and CTSOs.

The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Cece Mahre, Deputy Superintendent, (509) 573-7039,;
Section 504/ADA Coordinator (students): Nancy McHenry, Director of Health and Student Services, (509) 573-7004,;
Title IX Coordinator/ADA Coordinator (non-students): Kelli York, Human Resources Director, (509) 573-7066,

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