Thousands of Career and Technical Students to Meet and Compete in Columbus
Release date: 3/13/2013
COLUMBUS – Thousands of students from across Ohio will meet and compete in Columbus this weekend as two high school career-technical student organizations – BPA and DECA – are hosting conferences between March 14 and 16.
The Business Professionals of America (BPA), Ohio Association, is holding their State Leadership Conference March 14-15, at the Hyatt Regency and Veterans’ Memorial. BPA provides business education students with leadership and professional development skills to prepare for career expectations. Teams from different schools will face each other in a variety of leadership and career-related skill competitions.
DECA, an organization for marketing education students, will host a Career Development Conference March 15-16, also at the Hyatt Regency. DECA team and individual competition will occur on March 16.
Categories of competition include broadcast news, entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising, financial literacy, global marketing and public speaking.