What Is Virginia TSA
The Virginia Technology Student Organization is affiliated with The Technology Student Association (TSA) which is a national, not-for-profit organization of middle and high school students who have a strong interest in technology. TSA was chartered in 1978 and since then over 2,000,000 students have participated in its program. Members learn through challenging competitions, leadership activities and community service. More information about the Technology Student Association can be found at www.tsaweb.org
Virginia TSA Mission Statement
The Virginia Association of the Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions and related programs.
Virginia TSA History
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National TSA History
The Technology Student Association (TSA), formerly AIASA, is the oldest student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes grades K-12. It has a rich history that spans three decades.
Three distinct periods may be found in TSA’s history. During the period from 1958 to 1978, the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA) was a sponsored activity of the American Industrial Arts Association (AIAA). In 1978, the not-for-profit corporation, AIASA, Inc., was formed to oversee AIASA as a separate organization.
During the decade that followed, the organization grew in size, strength, structure, and impact on students and secondary school programs. The summer of 1988 closed this third decade as AIASA reached another milestone, a change in the organization’s name: the Technology Student Association (TSA).
More information about the Technology Student Association’s history is available at our national website.