What is TSA?

The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare our membership for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunities. In order to achieve its goals, TSA offers recognition in both technology and leadership arenas. We believe that by participating in carefully designed competitions, students learn to do their best, thereby becoming "winners" whether or not they actually place in competition. TSA competitive events provide an excellent motivational tool in the academic environment.

TSA is an extracurricular extension of our Technological Studies curriculum. TSA is open to all sixth grade students.


What is the Technology Student Association?

TSA is a non-profit national student organization devoted to teaching technology education to young people. TSA's mission is to inspire its student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture. The demand for technological expertise is escalating in American industry.

Why is technology education important?

Current methods of teaching are placing a greater emphasis on developing essential skills of problem solving, analytic thinking, and learning how to focus, concentrate and communicate effectively. Just as mathematics and science are considered necessary basic skills, technology education is now promoted as not "beyond the basics," but rather as "one of the basics."

Who are TSA members?

TSA now serves more than 200,000 K-12 students in 2,000 schools in 47 states nationwide. Strayer TSA is open to all Strayer students in every grade level.

Student members have the chance to compete in local, regional, state, and national competitions. They may participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. TSA chapters host social activities. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state, or national levels.

When did the Technology Student Association start?

TSA was formerly known as the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA). AIASA was formed in 1967. In 1988, AIASA's name changed to the Technology Student Association.

How does a TSA business partnership work?

By forming an alliance with TSA, a business can help provide the support that is important to advancing technology education opportunities for young people, while investing in tomorrow's technology workforce.

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