California Association FCCLA
FCCLA is a career technical student organization for Home Economics Careers and Technology students in junior and senior high schools.
The state association is also affiliated at the national level with Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), formerly known as Future Home Makers of America, Inc.
What does this program offer?
FCCLA Makes the Difference for Students. The Competitive Recognition Events program gives students opportunities to apply skills learned in the home economics careers and technology classroom, and to receive local, state, and national recognition for their accomplishments.
Gaining Skills For Life, FCCLA offers members opportunities for developing leadership skills, exploring career paths, interacting with school and community members and coordinating chapter programs.
Today, these skills are developed through FCCLA activities and the home economics careers and technology curriculum.
Applying Skills Learned in Curriculum, FCCLA offers the Competitive Recognition Events program for students to apply skills learned in the classroom and to receive recognition for their accomplishments. The CRE program consists of 20 events; such as Culinary Arts Display, Energy and Resource Conservation, Job Application and Interview, Applied Technology, and Fashion Design. Corporations and institutions provide support for the program with cash donations, scholarships and prizes for the state winners.
Providing Leadership Opportunities for the past 61 years, FHA-HERO has provided leadership experiences to students at four levels of the organization by developing a strong network consisting of chapter, region, state, and national structures. Elected officers at each level are responsible for planning and implementing activities such as the Annual Legislators' Appreciation Luncheon and State Leadership Meeting.