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About Technology Student Association (TSA)
Missouri TSA (MoTSA) is affiliated with national Technology Student Association (TSA), a non-profit, nationally recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) devoted to the development of students in technology education. Missouri TSA serves more than 5,800 middle and high school students in 102 local school chapters.
Our purpose is to prepare our student members for the challenges of our dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, problem-solving skills, and personal growth through relevant learning opportunities and experiences. MoTSA is aligned with and adheres to national TSA policies, guidelines, mission statement
The Technology Student Association enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, whereby members apply and integrate these concepts through intracurricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
TSA activities, competitions and leadership development initiatives support regular coursework to extend learning beyond the classroom. Visit http://www.tsaweb.org/ for more information about national TSA.
TSA Benefits the School
TSA state-level and local chapter experiences enrich the school technology education program, school learning experiences and community activities. TSA activities enhance the instructor's means of creating technology related challenges that benefit students.
TSA increases the opportunity for individual student growth and participation while providing the following benefits to schools
- promotes, expands, and improves the total technology education program
- creates additional means of developing student interest in project-based learning
- develops student leaders
- promotes the school, with visibility provided through school and community projects
- provides opportunities for students to integrate learning experiences from other instructional areas, and
- integrates Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) leadership development for meeting Missouri
MSIP expectations and Common Standards for Career Education Programs, Standard Five (5)
TSA Benefits the Student
TSA students share common objectives and interests which help them learn about his or her role in our technological society. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology’s Engineering and Technology Standards reveals many key criteria TSA student members are expected to know and be able to do in their study of technology. TSA activities can have a tremendous effect upon the attitudes, growth, and development of each member. Benefits each student derives from TSA include
- cultivates self-awareness and leadership development
- development of “soft or employability” skills
- develop and increase individual civic pride, responsibility, and involvement
- participation in service activities and projects that benefit others
- opportunity for individual growth, development, and maturation according to personal interests and abilities
- involvement in service projects for chapter, school, and community
- meeting and working with leaders from business, industry, and the community to gain additional career information and exposure
- participating in local, state, and national conferences
- learning how function as a team; to share with others, lead, cooperate, and making decisions that affect oneself and other members, and
- share in all benefits and membership services provided through local, state, and national membership affiliation