Officially formed in 1966 as the Office Education Association (OEA), Business Professionals of America (BPA) has a strong history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the Middle, Secondary and Post-secondary levels.
For over 50 years, BPA has served as an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing its members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.
The Golden Years and Beyond
For the last five decades, Business Professionals of America has left its mark on those who have been affiliated with the organization whether through membership or partnership.
1966-2016: The Golden Celebration – 50 Years of Business Professionals of America. Take a look back at some key moments in history for our organization.