GIVING PURPOSE TO POTENTIAL
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Florida BPA was started in 2000 and has grown to accommodate over 1,000 members.
The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA’s showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences in 72 competitive events.
Our mission at Business Professionals of America is to develop and empowers student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service
To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service, and personal development.
Goals of Business Professionals of America
The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) has been adopted as the strategic direction for a certification program, competitive events, leadership, and direction for interaction with business, career/job preparation, and workplace competencies.
The purposes of this organization are:
To provide opportunities for chapter members in leadership and development.
To unite in a common professional bond without regard to race, creed, sex or national origin of students enrolled in classes with business employment as their objective.
To develop leadership abilities through participation in career and technical education, civic, recreational, and social activities. To assist students in establishing realistic employment objectives.
To create enthusiasm for learning.
To promote high standards in ethics, workmanship, and scholarship.
To develop the ability of students to plan together, organize, and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic processes.
To foster an understanding of the functions of labor, entrepreneurial, and management organizations in the American free enterprise system.To develop competent, assertive leaders in business education.To develop and strengthen members’ confidence in themselves and their work.To provide satisfactory social and recreational activities.To foster practical application of business education skills through competition.Divisions Secondary/Associate - For high school students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs. Associate Member Designation for high school students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs for special populations. Middle Level - For middle school students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, and career or related education programs. College/Post-secondary - For post-secondary (one-year, two-year, baccalaureate, or post-baccalaureate) students enrolled in initial, refresher, or upgrading business, career technical, business education and career or related education programs.