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CTE Student Organizations


Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership, and personal development, applied learning and real-world application. CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, building upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real life and/or work experiences through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. CTSO’s help guide students in developing a career path, a program of study and provide opportunities in gaining the skills and abilities needed to be successful in those careers through CTSO activities, programs, and competitive events. In addition, students have opportunities to hold leadership positions at the local, state, and national level and attend leadership development conferences to network with other students as well as business and industry partners.

In addition to CTSO’s, Salt Lake Community College recognizes the value and importance of community in the academic success of its students. Clubs and organizations create opportunities for students to build connections with faculty, staff, and other students outside of the classroom. We have over 50 clubs and organizations ranging from special interest to academic-related to multicultural clubs. Through these organizations, students are not only able to develop leadership skills, but also create relationships through community engagement, and enhance their overall college experience.

Business Professionals of America is a student organization that has a long history of contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce. Students in the Middle, Secondary and Post-Secondary levels participate in comprehensive programs including the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Through co-curricular programs and services, members of Business Professionals of America compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, develop their professional and leadership skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business, and promote competition.

DECA 2023 State Competition Winners:

  •  First Place:
    • International Marketing: Calista Bourdos, Genesis Ruiz
    • Sports Marketing and Entertainment: Genesis Ruiz, Calista Bourdos
  • Second Place:
    • Business to Business: Julisa Olivera, Jacob Russell
    • Entrepreneurship Small Business: Nyasha Paradzai, Genesis Ruiz, Calista Bourdos
    • International Marketing: Nyasha Paradzai, Madeline English
  • Third Place:
    • Emerging Technology Issues: Nancy Gonzalez, C’Era Valdez
    • Financial Statement: Lisa Sandoval, C’Era Valdez
    • Managerial Accounting: Anthony Rodriguez
    • Sports and Entertainment Marketing: James Richardson, Cole Stoke

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is the premier business career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. FBLA-PBL has four membership divisions: FBLA-ML for middle school, FBLA for high school, PBL for college, and the Professional Division for alumni, business professionals, educators, and supporters.

FBLA 2023 State Competition Winners:

  •  First Place:
    • Administrative Support Technology: Madeline English
    • Business Communication: Genesis Ruiz
    • Business Presentation: Genesis Ruiz
    • Business Presentation: Calista Bourdos
    • Business Sustainability: Madeline English
    • Community Service Project: Genesis Ruiz
    • Community Service Project: Stephanie Mahina
    • Foundations of Finance: Beau Colledge
    • Future Business Executive: Stephanie Mahina
    • Information Management: Aspen Kesler
    • Integrated Marketing Campaign: Tori Wood
    • Integrated Marketing Campaign: Madeline English
    • Job Interview: Calista Bourdos
    • Public Speaking: Nyasha Paradzai
    • Sales Presentation: Calista Bourdos
    • Sales Presentation: Genesis Ruiz
    • Sales Presentation: Nyazha Paradzai
    • Management Analysis & Decision Making: Damien Renteria
    • Management Analysis & Decision Making: Romaldo Ayon
    • Human Resource Management: Ben Brown
    • Human Resource Management: Aspen Kesler
    • Human Resource Management: Damon Henry
  • Second Place:
    • Business Sustainability: Frida Diaz
    • Business Sustainability: Diana Zahidi
    • Client Service: Genesis Ruiz
    • Computer Concepts: Cameron Christensen
    • Cyber Security: Cameron Christensen
    • Emerging Business Issues: Calista Bourdos
    • Emerging Business Issues: Genesis Ruiz
    • Emerging Business Issues: Annette Richards
    • Entrepreneurship Concepts: Diana Zahidi
    • Foundations of Accounting: Beau Colledge
    • Impromptu Speaking: Nyasha Paradzai
    • Management Concepts: Aspen Kesler
    • Marketing Concepts: Madeline English
    • Networking Concepts: Cameron Christensen
  • Third Place:
    • Business Ethics: Annette Richards
    • Business Presentation: Gerson Lucas
    • Future Business Executive: Nyasha Paradzai
    • Hospitality Management: Romaldo Ayon
    • Hospitality Management: Damon Renteria
    • Impromptu Speaking: Stephanie Mahina
    • Management Concepts: Julisa Olivera
    • Networking Concepts: Beau Colledge

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective student organization that has been making a difference in families, careers, and communities by addressing important family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education since 1945. FCCLA provides more than 175,000 members from all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with real world skills through preparing them for careers in four specific career pathways, running for office, participating in Competitive Events, and networking with youth leaders across the nation.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

HOSA is a national leadership organization for students enrolled in health or biomedical science programs. HOSA is 100% health! The mission of HOSA is to recruit and retain qualified students to the health professions and provide personal, career and leadership development opportunities to be academic, college and career ready.

About Skills USA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. They help each student excel.The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

SLCC Skills USA Tuition Waivers

Salt Lake Community College offers students the opportunity to receive a tuition waiver if they place first, second, or third at the State SkillsUSA Competition.

Because there are limited awards, you will receive a letter and an email to your bruinmail with specific instructions.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the SkillsUSA or the CTE team at

Congratulations 2023 utah state Medal winners

  • 3D Animation & Visualization (Team competition)
    • Austin Mills – Gold
    • Brayden Jones - Gold
  • Architectural Drafting
    • Jacob Gowers – Gold
  • Auto Refinishing
    • Alan Hernandez Miranda - Bronze
  • Auto Service Technology
    • Michael Cuenco – Gold
    • Isaac Bradstreet - Bronze
  • Aviation Maintenance
    • Jacob Wood – Gold
    • Tyler Pay - Silver
  • Baking & Pastry Arts (Formerly known as Commercial Baking)
    • Ellie Black – Gold
  • Cabinetmaking
    • Matt McCullough – Silver
  • Carpentry
    • Wesley De Young – Bronze
  • Collision Damage Appraisal
    • Yuika Ishii – Bronze
  • Collision Repair Technology
    • Alexia Juarez - Bronze
  • Crime Scene Investigation (Team competition)
    • Aubrey Elizabeth Howell (Team 1) – Gold
    • Alexis Maurice (Team 1) – Gold
    • Holly Scarlet Turner (Team 1) – Gold
    • Mackenzie English (Team 2) – Silver
    • Daniel Lozano (Team 2) – Silver
    • Devynn Laila Mayfield (Team 2) - Silver
  • Culinary Arts
    • Alice Chen - Silver
  • Customer Service
    • Elliott Brown – Gold
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
    • Rylan Storkamp – Gold
  • Job Interview
    • Rigoberto Penafiel – Gold
  • Job Skills Demonstration A
    • Macy Jensen – Gold
  • Masonry
    • Juan Trujillo – Gold
    • Jason Contreras – Silver
    • Justin Pinochi – Bronze
  • Motorcycle Service Technologies
    • Lance Harper - Bronze
  • Photography
    • Jaime Blasongame – Gold
  • Power Equipment Technology
    • Travis Allred – Silver
    • Landon Fabela - Bronze
  • Teamworks (Team Competition)
    • Scipio Spinks (Bricklayer) – Gold
    • Joshua Meyers (Carpenter) – Gold
    • Collin James (Electrician) – Gold
    • Ryan Morgan (Plumber) – Gold
  • Welding Fabrication (Team competition)
    • Steven Hatfield – Silver
    • Katelynn Poulsen – Silver

Want more information about Skills USA?

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only CTSO devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students who are presently enrolled in, or have completed, technology education courses.

If you are interested in getting involved at SLCC, please visit