Student Organizations

Student organizations provide a way for students to develop and refine leadership skills and to interact and network with their peers and with faculty and staff.

Throughout the year, organizations sponsor a variety of activities and participate in service projects around the community.

So What's the Point?

The points are numerous for students enrolled in Rolla Technical Institute/Center.

Students have the opportunity to enhance their education by joining the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) of their choice. RTI/C's CTSOs include:

  • FFA--formerly Future Farmers of America
  • DECA--Association of Marketing Students
  • HOSA--Future Health Professionals
  • SkillsUSA—formerly Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
  • TSA—Missouri Technology Student Organization

All of the CTSOs have the same purpose: to enhance the co-curricular education of students enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations. These CTSOs help develop leadership characteristics, self-confidence, self-acceptance, occupational competencies, awareness of career opportunities, proficiency in communication, a competitive spirit, and character development. These organizations emphasize total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of hard work. They also promote involvement in community service activities.

Each of the CTSOs have a program of activities that will be completed by the student members and their advisors during the school year. Students who become active members in a CTSO will have the opportunity to take part in competitions at the district, state, and international levels. In addition to the opportunity to win awards, competitions also give students a chance to travel and to make numerous contacts that could prove to be helpful in their future careers.

So what's the point?
The point is get involved in a CTSO of your choice. You never know where it will lead you! For more information contact the RTI/C counselor at (573) 458-0150.




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