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Nicolet students excel at state business competition

 

March 12, 2013

Eight Nicolet College students earned high honors at a recent statewide Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition that had them testing their skills in a wide variety of disciplines from office applications to computer network and web design. 

bpa honorees
Students earning honors include first row, left to right, Vicky Hunter, Robert Klitzka, Kyle Mickelson; back row, Jordan Slominski, Micah Roberts, and David Larson. Other students earning honors but not pictured include Phyllis Mickelson, and Dylan Gallus. All students are from Rhinelander.

The 2013 competition was held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.

Students were tested on many levels of knowledge and skills in areas such as word processing, accounting, legal and medical office procedures, interviewing and speaking, insurance concepts, human resources, computer networks, web design and many others. Besides the competitions, the three-day event also included electing new officers, leadership seminars, and some time for fun and networking with students from other schools.

Business Professionals of America is the leading Career Technical Student Organization for those pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has more than 51,000 members nationwide. Their mission is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.