Future Business Leaders’ of America (FBLA) is a prestigious business club that has been around for decades. It is also the premiere club that is practiced in the BIS classroom. Students who are active members will learn valuable leadership skills and will prepare to compete against students from other schools in business/technology related competitions at conferences. Students can earn awards, certificates, and even the chance to travel with the club to compete against PA students at the state level. Students can list FBLA on their resumes to show that they are true leaders in their field! Half-tuition FBLA scholarships are offered from multiple local post-secondary schools.
The association prepares students for employment by:
- promoting competent, aggressive business leadership
- increasing understanding of American free enterprise
- establishing career goals
- encouraging scholarships
- promoting efficient money management
- developing character and self-confidence
Co-curricular activities encourage career development, civic service, economic education, community involvement and business advocacy. Partnerships are formed with Chambers of Commerce, local businesses, industries, and government. An extensive skills competition program is offered to challenge members’ achievements in their academic pursuits. Membership in FBLA is unified on the local, state, and national levels. FBLA has over 250,000 active members in more than 13,000 chartered chapters throughout the United States, its territories, the Pacific, Asia and Europe.