Business Students to Participate in the 2021 Virtual Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conferencepublished April 9, 2021
Business Technology students from Highland Community College Technical Center (HCCTC) participated in the Virtual Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference February 18 & 19, 2021. HCCTC Chapter members that participated were: Ciera Bass (Atchison), Adrian Bata (Atchison), Delaney Bata (Atchison), Aubrey Grippin (Atchison), Faith Hutchens (Easton) Emily Linck (Atchison), Jenna Slapper (Leavenworth), Aniyah Thompson (Atchison) and Carrie Miller, Advisor/Business Instructor.
Students tested their knowledge in many different business and technology related areas. Student placings include: Administrative Support Team 1st (Grippin, Hutchens, Linck, Slapper); Basic Office Systems and Procedures 1st (Slapper); Fundamental Desktop Publishing 1st (Bass), 2nd (Grippin); Fundamental Word Processing 1st (Slapper); Intermediate Word Processing 1st (Linck); Integrated Office Applications 1st (Thompson). Open Events awards given to top 10 competitors in each category. Financial Math & Analysis (Slapper); Administrative Support Concepts (Slapper, Bass, A. Bata, D. Bata); Information Technology Concepts (Grippin); Digital Communication (Bass); Digital Marketing (Bass, Slapper, Thompson, Gippin, D. Bata)
Students that placed in their events will participate in BPA’s Virtual National Leadership Conference, “Envision, Empower, Ignite” May 5-10, 2020. They will join thousands of students from across the nation to participate in national level business skills competitions. Business Professionals of America is an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development. With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.