Using activities designed and validated by business and industry and developed with crosswalks to Science, Technology and Engineering standards, TSA offers students the opportunity to showcase their technical and leadership skills. And it is exactly those skills – those post-secondary workforce readiness skills – colleges, business and industry all clamoring for in prospective students and employees.
TSA is a key component in the career and technical education pipeline. With more than 250,000 members in more than 2,000 schools in 49 states and a dedicated group of teachers and advisors numbering more than 2,500, TSA works every day to ensure its members are equipped with the skills to be successful after high school graduation – whether that be direct entry to the workforce, a two-year program, or a four-year program.
Why Become Involved?
Leaders in business and industry have an excellent reason to become involved with TSA and career and technical education programs in their local schools: Today’s students are the employees of tomorrow. The simplest way to ensure a highly-skilled workforce is to work directly with a local TSA chapter. Students value the chance to hear directly from business and industry professionals about career and educational opportunities, about the skills that will be needed in the job market and the steps to take to be successful in the world of work – the real-world advice and guidance that only they can provide.
There are many opportunities to show your commitment to TSA and its student members at the national, state, or local levels. For example, individuals can serve as state contest technical committee members, supply contest materials or awards, serve as judges for competitive events, serve on the state advisory board, or even assist with state lobbying efforts.
At the local level, there are opportunities to serve on the local advisory committees or be guest speakers. Companies can offer tours of their place of business, offer internships, provide mentors, or assist with a community service project in which a TSA chapter may be engaged.
To become involved with your local TSA chapter, contact Bill Gilmore at (720) 858-2413 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you identify chapters in your area with whom you can form a working relationship.
We look forward to working with you as we prepare students to “learn to lead in a technical world.”