About Colorado TSA

The Colorado Technology Student Association (COTSA) got it start in  1986 when it was granted a charter as a state affiliate of the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA). Two years later, in 1988, AIASA would change its name to the Technology Student Association (TSA) and would become the premier career and technical student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12.


For more than three decades, Colorado TSA has been fulfilling our mission of preparing its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.


“Learning to Lead in the Technical World”


“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.”

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