FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School students showed off their business skills during the 2011 Business Professionals of America (BPA) Workplace Skills Assessment Program held Jan. 7 at Baker College.
The students had the opportunity to choose from 70 competitions and when the scores were in, Shawn McClain won fifth place in Human Resource Management. In total, Carman- Ainsworth High School took 19 students to the competition said teacher Tom Klee.
More than 500 students from 26 school districts met at Baker College for the competition. Some of the districts Carman-Ainsworth competed against during the event were Flushing, Swan Valley, Grand Blanc, Davison, Lake Orion and Brandon. Winners will move on to the state level competition in Grand Rapids in March. Winners from the state competition will compete at nationals in Washington D.C.
Some of the categories students competed in were Fundamental Accounting, Virtual Multimedia and Promotion, Desktop Publishing, Legal Office Procedures, Database Applications, JAVA Programming, Fundamentals of Web Design, Global Marketing Team, Interview Skills, Extemporaneous Speech and Presentation Management.
BPA’s mission is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. The Workplace Skills Assessment is an integral part of BPA, and the goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curricula.
For more information on BPA, visit www.bpa.org.