The North Central Kansas Technical College Business Professionals of America (BPA) organization made up of the Information Technology (IT) and Digital Marketing (DM) Departments returned home from the National Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America with 14 top 10 spots on the leaderboard. The competition was held in Dallas, TX on May 8 through May 12.

Among NCK Tech's medalists was Alexandria Hullett of Aurora, who earned a Top 10 award in Integrated Office Applications.

NCK Tech President Eric Burks praised the students and faculty stating, “At NCK Tech we take great pride in delivering a quality hands-on education. It's wonderful that these students could go out and apply what they learned well enough to finish in the Top 10 in the nation! What a fantastic experience for them and a great validation of all they've learned. It also speaks volumes about the quality of our instructors, Robert McCreight, Ashley Wiles, Jason Rinaldo and Tom Magnett. They have worked hard to help prepare these students for competition, and even more importantly, for the workforce.”

Business Professionals of America helps prepare students for careers in business, computer and office occupations. Universities, colleges, technical colleges, community colleges and vocational schools participate in the post-secondary organization.

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