WITC-Ashland business students earn spots at national conference
students from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will be attending the
Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2013National Leadership Conference in
Orlando this April. WITC-Ashland chapter members, Karissa Hanson, Marcia
Lavasseur, Rachel Lee, Rachel Strieter, Sheila Wilcox and Cindy Zakovec will
join more than 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to
participate in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general
sessions and the national officer elections.
conference will be the culmination of a school years’ worth of business skills
education and training which members of the local chapter of Business
Professionals of America at WITC-Ashland have received,” said chapter advisor,
Sharon Duthie, who teaches for WITC’s administrative professional program. At
the state conference, Duthie was honored for five years of service to the
consisting of Lee, Strieter, Wilcox and Zakovec earned second place in
administrative support team. Hanson took second place in keyboarding production,
third in database systems and tenth in basic office systems and procedures.
Lavasseur earned second place medical office procedures, third place keyboarding
production and fourth place interview skills. Lee took first place in
fundamental word processing, second place in both database applications and
basic office systems and procedures and seventh place insurance concepts.
Strieter placed third in medical office procedures and fourth place in
fundamental word processing and basic office systems and procedures. Wilcox
placed second place in advanced interview skills, fourth place insurance
concepts, sixth place for both fundamental word processing and business meeting
management, seventh place in both administrative support concepts and basic
office systems and procedures. Zakovec earned fifth place prepared speech.
Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college,
and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information
technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom
instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the
skills learned at school. Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive
agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry. BPA
is contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the
advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.
Professionals of America is assisted in this endeavor with financial support
from corporations and companies including AICPA, Microsoft, Adobe, CIW-Certification
Partners, Shell and South-Western/Cengage, who sponsor BPA’s National Leadership
Conference, and member career building programs and scholarships.