Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 50 categories, under the four broad topics of Finance, Information Technology, Administrative Support, and Management/Marketing/Human Resources. Students begin with a Regional competition. The top qualifiers compete at at State conference, and finally, those deemed the best of the best compete at the National Leadership Conference in May of each year. Competitions range from individual to team, from objective tests to judged presentations.
Competition is an integral part of Business Professionals of America. The goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curricula. Students will:
• Demonstrate occupational competencies;
• Broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes;
• Expand leadership and human relation skills
• Demonstrate a competitive spirit; and
• Receive recognition.
Business Professionals of America's Torch Awards Program frames and guides a BPA member's leadership and service to their chapter and community. Students complete activities in the seven Torch categories--Leadership; Service; Cooperation; Knowledge; Friendship; Love, Hope, Faith; and Patriotism--then log their activities in an on-line Torch Resume.
Students will also have an opportunity to run for office at the class, chapter, regional, state and national office.
Attend the Ohio Fall Leadership Conference and enjoy powerful educational experiences presented by a team of high-energy professional leadership experts. You do not want to miss this event!
Business Professionals of America local chapters and members do more than prepare for successful careers. When it comes to serving the community, BPA members are on the front lines, pouring thousands of hours into making their community and world a better place.
Officially, Business Professionals of America encourages and recognizes these efforts through a variety of programs. The Torch Awards program, the new Service Learning Individual award, the Special Olympics, Community Action, Community Relief, Environmental Action/Awareness, and Safety Awareness awards all help our members and chapters identify areas of need and take action to improve their community.
Members are engaging in worthwhile projects while having the opportunity to receive recognition from the national organization. It is also a way to receive positive public relations for the chapter and school in the community.
The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a coalition of nonprofit and for-profit youth-serving organizations and government agencies working together toward the common goal of addressing health and safety issues that affect youth in the United States.
The mission of NOYS is to build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth and encourage youth empowerment and leadership. Working in collaboration with member organizations, the NOYS coalition maintains a strong focus on traffic safety, while also addressing other issues affecting youth safety such as injury prevention, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention.
NOYS works as an umbrella organization, supporting, strengthening, and promoting our membership through professional development, partnerships, and recognition. As a coalition, we work together to implement a broad array of programs, develop educational activities and campaigns, share best practices and research findings, and advocate for youth safety causes.
BPA Students at TCTC hold an annual NOYS Rally to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.