About

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.

BPA has more than 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

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.

Some of BPA’s other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, officer elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

The vision statement of Business Professionals of America is as follows: “At Business Professionals of America, we are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States. The measure of our success will be the perception that alumni of Business Professionals of America are highly competent and skilled workforce professionals who enable business and industry to maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life associated with our celebrated United States of America.”

The mission of Business Professionals of America Delaware Association is to build a strong foundation for our members to help enable them to develop leadership skills to use in their academics and the world class workforce while using their experience to engage future members.

Purpose of this Organization:

  • To assist local chapter members in the growth and development of their stated purposes.
  • To unite in a common bond, students enrolled in classes with office employment as their objective without regard to race, creed, sex, or national origin.
  • To create a success orientation for learning.
    • To develop leadership abilities through participation in vocational education, civic, recreational, and social activities.
    • To assist students in establishing realistic training and employment objectives.
    • To provide satisfactory social and recreational activities.
    • 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 and management organizations in the American free enterprise system.
  • To develop competent, aggressive business and office education leadership.
  • To develop a cooperative attitude among students.
  • To develop and strengthen confidence in themselves and their work.
  • To provide activities which give practical application to classroom learning.
  • To foster practical application of business and office education through competition.

Pledge:

We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for careersĀ in a world-class workforce. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation.

Creed:

I believe in the future which I am planning for myself in the area of business occupations and in the opportunities which my vocation offers. I believe in fulfilling the highest measures of service to my vocation, my fellow beings, my country, and my God. I believe in the democratic philosophies of private enterprise and competition and in the freedom of this nation and that these philosophies allow for the fullest development of my individual abilities. I believe that by doing my best to live according to these high principles I will be of greater service to both myself and to mankind.

Logo:

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.

Meaning of the Organization’s Name:

Ā Using an acronym (BPA) to identify the organization is acceptable in casual conversation and personal correspondence. The acronym is not acceptable for printed communication.

“Business”– The fields 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 business system.

Mission:

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Vision Statement:

At Business Professionals of America, we are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States. The measure of our success will be the perception that alumni of Business Professionals of America are highly competent and skilled workforce professionals who enable business and industry to maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life associated with our celebrated United States of America.

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