CB South Business and Computer Applications Department
According to the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Outlook Handbook, occupations associated with business and computer skills will be one of the fastest growing employment sectors by the year 2015. Business and technology will play a pivotal part in the future lives of all students. No matter your choice of occupation, these courses will provide a basic knowledge and the skills necessary to succeed in the real world.
Business and Computer Applications courses provide students with an opportunity to gain the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge for success in the business world.
Business education courses are directed toward students pursuing a business degree in college as well as students seeking employment in the skilled areas immediately following graduation.
Welcome to the Future Business Leaders of America 2017-18
CB South Chapter
What is FBLA? Future Business Leaders of America is an education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. It is the largest business career student organization in the world. Learn more from www.pafbla.org
Why Join FBLA? The main activity of the club is to participate in the Regional Competitions so that you are eligible to attend the Regional Conference and hopefully qualify to attend the State Conference.
Regional Competitions: These are online tests or performance events. You choose one from a variety of business topics. See the list at: www.pafbla.org > click on Competitive Events. The online tests are taken at South. The performance events are done at the Regional Conference.
Regional Conference: Sixteen high schools from our area attend the Regional Conference. If you take an online test or sign up for a performance event, you get to attend the 1-day Regional Conference held at a local college. At the conference, you attend 2 business-related seminars, compete in your performance event, and at the end of the morning, hear the results of all the competitions and learn who qualifies to move on to States!
State Conference: This is a 2-day event held in Hershey, PA in April. If you place in the top 3 to 5 for your event, you may attend the State Conference. Once again, you compete in your event but this time against other students from all over PA.
Meetings: Meetings are held twice a month in Room C224, at 2:45 p.m., until January. Dates are posted on the club webpage. To be considered an Active Member, you must attend 75% of the meetings – attendance will be taken. Active Membership in FBLA can be included on college or employment applications.Dues: Membership dues are $25.00 (State $6.00; National $6.00; Local $13.00). Dues must be submitted by our October 3th meeting. You can drop off your dues to any of the business teachers before or after school. Make checks payable to CB South Activity Fund. Only paid-up active members can apply for a leadership position.
September 19 – initial meeting; decide on fundraiser
October 3– general meeting: dues due; officer application due; sign up for local competitive events
October 17– general meeting: fundraiser ends; deadline to sign up for local competitive events
October 6 – Titan Fall Event – FBLA table
November 7 – general meeting: Permission Slip for RLC at BCCC distributed; meet with those who are entering the State-only competitions; prep for online testing
November 27 – December 1 – local competitive events online testing in Room C224
December 1 – Submissions for State-only competitions are due to Mrs. Kutz
December 5 – general meeting: Permission slip for RLC is due; discuss RLC and States
December 19– general meeting: holiday party; prep for regionals and states
December or January ? (date to be announced): Regional Conference at BCCC
January – payment for those attending States is due to Mrs. Kutz
April– State Leadership Conference, Hershey, PA
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