ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Business Professionals of America (BPA) students learned the results of the BPA Region Three Contests on Tuesday, Jan. 7. MVCTC BPA Chapter had 44 students advance to the BPA State Leadership Conference on March 12-13, in Columbus.
The BPA Competitions are the most anticipated event of the Ohio BPA year. The goal of the Workplace Skills Assessment Program is to provide student members the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills achieved in their career-technical programs. Competitive events enable students to:
• Demonstrate career-based competencies
• Broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes
• Expand leadership and human relations skills
• Demonstrate a competitive spirit
• Receive recognition
• Earn industry certification
Competition begins at the regional level. Students prepare for and compete in one or more of 60 events in five career pathways Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Digital Communication & Design, Management, and Marketing & Communication. Top regional qualifiers advance to State, and finally, those deemed the best of the best advance to the National Leadership Conference. The competition includes both individual and team events.
The following students from MVCTC earned recognition at the 2019-2020 BPA Regional Contests.
• Economic Research Project Team 1st Place, Business Ownership seniors Michael Hazelwood (Preble-Shawnee) and Adam Woxman (Eaton)
• Elizabeth Dillon (Business Ownership senior from Brookville) 1st Place, Fundamental Accounting
• Jamar Shackelford (Business Ownership senior from Huber Heights) 1st Place, Integrated Office Applications
• Breana Bettison (Business Ownership senior from Huber Heights) 1st Place, Business Law and Ethics
• Tavon Goodwin (Business Ownership senior from Trotwood-Madison) 1st Place, Interview Skills
• Jonathon North (Business Ownership junior from Bethel) 1st Place, Extemporaneous Speech
• Carson Brown (Business Ownership senior from Milton-Union) 1st Place, Human Resource Management
• Ryelle Brooks (Business Ownership senior from Huber Heights) 2nd Place, Business Law and Ethics
• Yareth Rios (Business Ownership junior from Vandalia-Butler) 3rd Place, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
• Zakiah Le’Flore (Business Ownership senior from Carlisle) 3rd Place, Business Law and Ethics
“The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills,” 2018 Business Professionals of America.
The Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association, is the largest state association with approximately 9,000 middle level, secondary and post-secondary members. While the majority of members enroll during their junior or senior year of high school, high school freshmen and sophomores enrolled in approved Career-Technical Education (CTE) programs are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits the Ohio Association offers.
The MVCTC Business Ownership program allows students to study general business and management skills with a focus on entrepreneurship. Microsoft Office is used daily to prepare for MOS Certifications. Leadership and communication skills are mastered through project presentations.