Destinations students can enroll in career clubs, also called career technical service organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs give students with similar career interests the opportunity to connect, practice professional skills, work on service projects, take field trips, and compete against other schools at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, teams from various Destinations Career Academies compete against one another several times a year through competitions sponsored by one or more of the clubs below.
All Destinations Academies offer one or more of the following career clubs.*
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. With curriculum that covers 130 job categories and more than 600 national partners—businesses, trade associations, and unions—SkillsUSA helps students become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) helps students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields through leadership development, academic competitions, community service, awards, and more.
DECA is a not-for-profit student organization in high schools and colleges around the globe that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
HOSA, an international student organization, works to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Founded in 1976, HOSA empowers students to become leaders in the global health community.
Business Professionals of America is one of the premier organizations for students pursuing careers in business and information technology. A co-curricular activity, BPA enhances opportunities for students to participate in professional, civic, and service projects.
Career Clubs in Action: Destinations Students Participate in DECA State Competition
Students in the Destinations Career Academy at Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy presented their business-related project in the DECA state-wide competition, DECA Michigan 2019.
*Partnerships with career clubs vary, so be sure to check with your school for availability.