On January 5, 2010, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, along with the Technology Support and Training Department, hosted the Region 3 Future Business Leaders of America Leadership and Competitive Event Conference.
Over 260 students from the following school districts participated: Blairsville High School, Derry Area High School, Homer Center High School, Indiana Area High School, Marion Center High School, Penns Manor High School, Purchase Line High School, and United High School.
The students had the opportunity to compete in events such as accounting, job interview, future business executive, finance, marketing, and extemporaneous speaking—there were over thirty competitive events for the students to select from. The top three students in each event will now have the opportunity to participate at the State Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
All of the written events were completed in an on-line format. The college has over two hundred computers, which made the on-line testing feasible. Area businesspersons were used to judge the performance events. Ten business teachers attended the event along with their students. The Technology Support and Training Department is proud to say that nine of the ten teachers are alumni from the business education program.
The Technology Support and Training Department offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level to prepare individuals to be business teachers in the k-12 setting as well as in a post-secondary environment.