"Learning to Lead in a Technical World"
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) made up of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 233,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 schools spanning 49 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.
Imagine an activity so captivating that students spend hours working on it after school for weeks at a time. That’s what happens when TSA members engage in TSA’s competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting regional, state and the annual National Conference. Expert judging by technology educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals, plaques or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of a TSA conference.
Our Kentucky Chapter of TSA (KYTSA) has seen a resurgence this year and we currently have over 300 more students affiliated than this time last year. KYTSA is also the ONLY approved CTSO aligned to Engineering, IT, Computer Science, and other STEM program of studies. As a CTSO our schools have access to Perkins fund to help offset the cost of competitions and conference and last year alone we had more than 100 students attend the TSA National Conference to represent Kentucky. We are also excited to announce we have secured multiple sponsors for our state conference and have several post-secondary partners to offer scholarships. This is a true testament to our work and the impact with are having on our Commonwealth STEM students!
Our Mission Statement...
The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
Learning To Lead In A Technical World
The Technology Student Association's Creed...
I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation, and processes of industry. Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live. I will accept the responsibilities that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living. I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will exercise tact and respect for other individuals. Through the work of my hands and mind, I will express my ideas to the best of my ability. I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me, and to be steadfast in my belief in my God, and my fellow Americans.