Glasgow Mayor Dick Doty, Fiscal Court Clerk/Finance Officer Sherry Jones and BCHS senior and intern Mattea Wyatt, both representing Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale’s Office, proclaims Barren County Career and Technical Student Organization Week January 29 through February 2, 2018. Those present for the signing of the Proclamation are Barren County High School students serving as officers in FFA, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, FBLA and BCHS LIVE!. These are CTSOs offered through programs at BCHS and BCATC.
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.