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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 Meeting

May 14th, 2020


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Minnesota

The Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations is carefully monitoring the evolution of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Minnesota. The situation surrounding the outbreak is rapidly evolving and recommendations are changing as new information becomes available. We understand there is a great deal of anxiety surrounding the transmission of the virus and the possibility of community spread. We all must take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable populations.

With the advent of Minnesota school closures and the recommendations of both the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC guidelines we are strongly recommending the cancellation of any upcoming Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) activities with attendance of over 10 people and/or ANY event that does not allow for social distancing of at least 6 feet per person.

We will support and assist our student organizations in making the necessary arrangements to follow those directives.

At this time the following CTSO Mn State Conferences have been cancelled: FCCLA (March 26-28); HOSA (March 29-April 1); SkillsUSA (April 3-5) and the FFA Convention (April 19-21) has been tentatively rescheduled to June 8-10. Also of note, the National BPA and DECA conferences have been cancelled.

Please follow the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the CDC recommendations.




Student Organizations celebrate Career and Technical Education Month!
2019 Central Region Leadership Conference

On February 25th the MFSO hosted the much-anticipated event: CTSO Day at the Capitol. All of Minnesota’s Career and Technical Student Organizations were represented! As the best ambassadors to career and technical education, our student leaders met with their State Representatives and Senators to discuss the impact career and technical student organizations has had on their education and career path.

This day isn’t possible without a lot of help- so a big thank you to our MFSO Board Members, CTSO Executive Directors, CTE Educators and Administrators that make this day possible.


2019 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, 2019. The Biennium Report highlights the activities of the MFSO and the Student Organizations it serves over the past two years.

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What Does the Future Student and Workforce Look Like? A Student Panel of Experts Will Tell You

On February 28th the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations, along with a panel including student leaders from DECA, BPA and SkillsUSA discussed the skilled workforce of tomorrow.

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CTSOs Support Students in Poverty

The MFSO was featured as a speaker at the 2017 ACTE Vision Conference in Nashville TN. The session provided an overview of how Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) can play a supportive role addressing students in poverty.

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