What is the Technology Student Association?
The Technology Student Association is a non-profit national student organization devoted to teaching technology education to young people. TSA's mission is to inspire its student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture. The demand for technological expertise is escalating in American industry. Therefore, TSA's teachers strive to promote technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving to their student membership.
Involvement in TSA benefits teachers as well. Relating class activities to local, regional, state and national competitive events can be highly motivational for students. The natural interaction between teachers and students can be utilized to develop an excellent learning climate, while working toward goals.
TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes grades K-12. TSA is recognized by the U.S. Dept of Education, many state education agencies, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the International Technology Education Association and the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations.
Who are TSA Members?
TSA now serves more than 160,000 K-12 students in 2,000 schools in 47 states nationwide. The majority of TSA's membership consists of high school students.
Also, the 2,500 teachers of technology education are known as TSA advisors. Teachers can use TSA's activities during the school day in their classroom and extend the learning beyond the classroom through a TSA chapter.
Student members have the chance to compete at local, state, regional and national competitions. They may participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. TSA chapters host social activities. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state or national levels.
How does a TSA Business Partnership work?
By forming an alliance with TSA, a business can help provide support that is important to advancing technology education opportunities for young people, while investing in tomorrow's technology workforce.
- A TSA business partner could:
- Access the technology education community
- Provide technology competition judging
- Exhibit at TSA national conferences
- Publish name/logo in TSA publications and online
- Volunteer and mentor in schools
- Earn TSA Business Partner benefits, such as a feature article in TSA's School Scene
For more information, contact Tony Raymond, Colorado TSA State Director at:
Colorado TSA 9101 E. Lowry Blvd. Denver, Colorado, 80230-6011 720-858-2794