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The Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations (MFSO) promotes and supports career and technical student organizations as they work to provide student opportunities for leadership, personal development, community service and career preparation.

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MFSO Board of Directors Meeting
May 4th, 2017

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Celebrating CTE Month!

February was national Career and Technical Education Month. Across the country educators, administrators and students celebrated how career and technical education has enriched their life and their community. Minnesota was no exception!

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One of the ways the MFSO celebrated was through our much anticipated event: CTSO (career and Technical Student Organization) Day at the Capitol. CTSO Day at the Capitol provides the student leaders of the CTSOs an opportunity to engage their state Representatives and Senators in discussions about the impact career and technical education and student organizations have impacted their lives.

The students had an opportunity to meet each other prior to the event and learn how the different career and technical student organizations serve students and enrich their career areas. The students also learned about the political process and how they can impact it.

With more than 25 student leaders participating, all of Minnesota's CTSOs were represented. The students met with more than 21 Senators and Representatives throughout the day; attended committee meetings and one of our students was even able to testify at a committee meeting!


2017 Biennium Report

The MFSO is pleased to release the new Biennium Report. We saw significant growth within our student organizations continuing a 5 year trend.

2017 Biennium Report

The MFSO is required by law (M.S. 124D.34, Subd. 10) to file a Biennium Report every two years. The most recent was filed February, 2017. The Biennium Report highlights the activities of the MFSO and the Student Organizations it serves over the past two years.

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Overcoming Barriers

The MFSO has made it a priority to focus on ensuring nontraditional, underserved, and special populations have an opportunity to engage in meaning participation in career and technical student organizations. This past biennium the MFSO had great success with this project.

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Education-Industry Partnerships

Creating Change through Education-Industry Partnerships, presented by Guy Finne was part of the MFSO Student Organization Round Table in June, 2013. The highlights provide insight into how important these partnerships are.

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