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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 Fall Workshop

October 15, 2020


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CTSOs Adapt to the Virtual Learning Environment

As schools across the state make difficult decisions this fall; opening todistance learning and hybrid scenarios,career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) are continuing to provide outstanding support to students throughout the process. In order to comply with varied learning circumstances, our CTSOs are preparing virtual leadership and skilled activities for our career and technical education classrooms.

For more information on reopening plans, please review the Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 for comprehensive guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health. The plan outlines a number of different scenarios ranging from full in-person open to distance learning. While districts still retain a great of autonomy, there are recommendations based on county infection rates and cases.




The MFSO Annual Workshop

The MFSO is also preparing for a new year.We are excited to announce the first virtual MFSO Fall Workshop! the afternoon of October 11th. In these challenging times, the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations wants to ensure our CTSOs have the tools necessary to be successful. The annual workshop will focus on creating an equitable and safe environment for all students.

This workshop will be the first session in a series focused on equity and access in the classroom. It will be approximately 75 minutes, with more information on the series provided at the event.

We are pleased to be able to provide this workshop to CTSO Staff, Board Members and Advisors free of charge. Registration is required as there is a limited number of spaces, please register by October 1.

More information can be found within the FY21 Workshop Flyer.


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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