Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO’s) are an integral part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered in New Hampshire’s Schools and CTE Centers.  CTSO members have the opportunity to develop leadership skills though their class curricula and projects. These skills are supplemented with activities such as career competitions, educational symposiums, networking and workshops held at state conferences. In addition, state conferences include competition in skills such as public speaking, problem solving and demonstration of specific skills (e.g., food preparation, automobile repair, cosmetology, etc.). Students who successfully place in state contests receive awards, prizes and scholarships and are eligible to attend National Career Development Conferences to compete with students from throughout the country.  Each CTSO consists of local middle & high school chapters with teacher advisors. Each organization then elects State Officers who oversee statewide activities such as Fall Rallies and Spring Career Development Conferences.  Students also put in thousand of community service hours and raise thousands of dollars each year that is donated back to the community through community service projects.