MVCTC BPA Chapter celebrates CTSO Week

Submitted by Hunter Bardnell - For MVCTC BPA

ENGLEWOOD — During the week of Febr. 6-10, Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) celebrated Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Week. During this week various events were planned around campus to celebrate CTSO week, this included dress-up days and the Chain of Love Challenge to raise money for Special Olympics.

Tuesday’s Business Professionals of America Chapter meeting started off with a video summarizing any news and events that has happened since the last chapter meeting. Along with students from BPA, the MVCTC’s HVAC program joined for a very special guest later in the meeting. The video also went over the trip to Memorial Hall in Greenville for the Region 3 Awards Ceremony following the judged and non-judged contests that occured in the weeks prior. After the video finished playing, those students who received an award at Memorial Hall were recognized and the forty-two who advanced to state in their competition were recognized. CTSO Spirit Week was then addressed and students sporting attire for the week showed examples of what could be worn during the week. Along with Spirit Week, BPA hosted the Chain of Love fundraiser for every student in which all funds were donated to Special Olympics.

The meeting’s main event was award-winning entrepreneur Greg McAfee, president of McAfee Heating and Air. During his speech, Mr. McAfee explains how McAfee Heating and Air became to be and shared eight elments to guide furture entrepreneurs on growing a business. After his speech was over, Mr. McAfee was awarded a plaque on behalf of the MVCTC for his generous donation of two-hundred dollars to Special Olympics and two-hundred dollars to his charity, McAfee Foundation for Children and Youth..

Business Professionals of America is a national non-profit organization and is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA teaches leadership and responsibility for the future minds and leaders of the workforce. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

For over 45-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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Submitted by Hunter Bardnell