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Business Professionals of America
What is BPA?
The Business professionals of America (BPA) is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. The goal is to develop leadership, academic, and technological skills in the workplace among students and leaders within the community.
BPA conducts regional, state, and national conferences to help promote leadership development by providing an arena for the election of officers. Serving as an officer in BPA provides an opportunity for advancing personal growth and encouraging responsibility, developing management skills, enjoy travel experiences, increase public speaking competence, and networking with others.
How is BPA Organized?
Each BPA Charter State has its own governing body and a State Advisor who directs State programs and conferences. National Business Professionals of America is built from the partnership of these State organizations working together. The national organization benefits members by producing the Workplace Skills Assessment Program, national conferences, national programs, and representing/uniting the organization. Each BPA chapter (unless it’s an independent chapter) is part of a State BPA organization as well as the national BPA.
What is WSAP?
The WSAP Competitive Events program is the BPA’s cornerstone program. Students prepare for and compete in contests in 72 events, under the four pathways of Finance, Information Technology, Administrative Support, and Management/Marketing/Human Resources. Students in most states begin with a regional competition. The top qualifiers compete at State conference, and finally, those deemed the best of the best compete at the National Leadership Conference in late spring of each year. Competitions range from individual to team, from objective tests to on-the-fly scenarios to judged presentations. Each event helps prepare students to be part of a world-class workforce. Qualifying for competition at the National Leadership Conference and winning an award there is one of the most treasured accomplishments of a BPA member’s career, and demonstrates a mastery of an event’s applicable skills.
Members compete at regional conferences in late fall or winter, at State conferences in winter or early spring, and at the National Leadership Conference in early May. Each BPA State has its own rules and qualifications for competing and qualifying for competition at the National Leadership Conference.
The WSAP Guidelines are a comprehensive set of instructions, descriptions, and details to help prepare for WSAP competitions. The guidelines are an essential tool for participating in a WSAP event.
Other BPA Programs
Some of BPA’s other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, Officer Elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.
BPA Mission Statement
"Contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills."
"We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for productive careers in a world-class workforce. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation."
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