Ivy Tech to Host Business Professionals of America Conference


Ivy Tech Community College Southwest will host the Indiana Business Professionals of America (BPA) District Ten Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 10. The event will be held at Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus, located at 3501 N. First Ave. Nearly 450 students from 17 area high schools in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Pike, Knox, and Daviess counties will be competing.


Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference (High School Competition)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Events will take place from approximately 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Awards begin: 2:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech Community College Southwest


Students will be competing in contests in over fifty categories, under the four broad topics of Finance, Information Technology, Administrative Support, and Management/Marketing/Human Resources.  Participants are competing for the honor of representing Indiana Business Professionals of America District Ten at the State Leadership Conference in March and ultimately at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, at the end of April. Ivy Tech employees will be volunteering as judges for the events.


What is BPA? Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Indiana BPA has close to 2,700 members in over 90 chapters.

BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Resources and materials are available on-line and designed to be customized to a school’s program. 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. Visit BPA.org for additional information.


Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.