|McCann Tech Students 'Reach New Heights'|
|09:10AM / Wednesday, May 09, 2012|
|Eight students from McCann Technical School participated in the Business Professionals of America 2012 National Leadership Conference in Chicago.|
CHICAGO — Eight students from McCann Technical School participated in the Business Professionals of America 2012 National Leadership Conference, "Reach New Heights," in Chicago.
They joined more than 5,000 other conference attendees from across the nation from April 25-29 to participate in national level business-skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and national officer candidate campaigns and elections. Besides having the opportunity to showcase their skills, they were able to visit the Willis Tower, Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and other attractions in Chicago.
This year’s participants brought recognition to McCann by competing in a variety of events and bringing home medals in four competitions.
• Ashley Alibozek, Cassie Field, Vanessa Ramos and Jordanne Wotkowicz (all business technology students) received recognition for finishing in the top 10 for the "Administrative Support Team" competition.
• Field also received a top 10 medal for her performance in the "Advanced Spreadsheet" competition.
• Christopher Culpepper (information technology) took home medals in two competitions: "Information Technology Concepts" (3rd place) and "Computer Network Technology" (top 10).
• Also representing McCann were information technology student Dallas Deblois and business technology students Desarai Gazaille and Andrea Leal.
Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization's activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school. BPA is assisted in its endeavors to prepare tomorrow's leaders with financial support from corporations and companies including AICPA, CIW-Certification Partners, Otis Spunkmeyer, and Certiport, which sponsor BPA’s National Leadership Conference.
McCann Tech students in the business technology and Information technology programs have participated in BPA since September 2005. During each of the past seven years, McCann students have demonstrated their expertise at national competitions held throughout the nation, in such places as Orlanda, Fla.; New York City; Reno, Nev.; Dallas; Anaheim, Calif., and Washington, D.C .