Mission Statement of Montana BPA
The mission of Montana Business Professionals of America is to empower students to succeed in a world-class workforce through the development of leadership, academic and technological skills. There are many chapters in Montana, which is divided into eight regions.
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.
Purposes of Business Professionals of America
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.
Business- the field for which we prepare our students, emphasizes that we educate our members to work efficiently, not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations.
Professionals- our students indicate they join to take advantage of a wide variety of professional development opportunities.
of America- symbolizes pride in our country and its free enterprise system.
Business Professionals of America's colors are navy blue, tan and red. The navy blue signifies the success achieved through leadership and professionalism. Tan represents the bountiful fields of opportunity in America. The red symbolizes the friendship obtained through devotion and teamwork in our organization.
We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for careers in a world class work force. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation.