Business Professionals of America
The History of the Kirtland BPA Chapter
Chartered: September 1, 1989 Chapter: Region One
The first advisor for the KCHS BPA Chapter was Gerry Largent. BPA replaced OEA, Office Education Association, which was established in 1985.
What is BPA?
Business Professionals of America is a national student organization composed of state associations and local chapters serving persons pursuing careers in business and office occupations as well as former members. This organization provides the opportunity for the development of leadership skills, personal and professional growth, and career related competencies. Involvement in Business Professionals of America will enhance social awareness, civic responsibility, and an understanding of the business community.
About the Conferences
The Kirtland BPA Chapter is a curricular club that enhances members' skills through a variety of competitive events.
There are 3 levels of competitive: regional, state, and national.
The regional contest is held in a community within the district.