COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Professionals of America (BPA) has taken a bold step towards their organizational mission. To help contribute to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills, they have formally adopted a requirement to have all members in national leadership roles complete Social Assurity's educational, social media courseware. Upon completion, leaders will receive a digital leadership certification. As an innovator in Career and Technical Education, BPA recognizes that student leaders, who are proficient in navigating social media, will realize significantly more career and academic opportunities.
"One of the many things about the Social Assurity e-courses that is so wonderful is that the courses are not only updated but relevant and timely," states Heather Bunning, BPA's Director of Strategic Advancement. "By taking these courses, our members show that they are versed, educated and understand the importance of being responsible with their digital identity."
"As a forward-thinking student organization, BPA appreciates the role of digital leadership as an essential 21st-century skill and is arming their student leaders with pragmatic social media education necessary for a competitive edge for future college and career opportunities," says Jamie Finch, Social Assurity's Senior Vice President. "With an emphasis on education and professional development, providing Social Assurity's social media courseware for members will be a natural extension of the student organization's long-held beliefs."
About Business Professionals of America (BPA)
BPA is the premier CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters in 25 states and Puerto Rico. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.
As a co-curricular activity, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Business Professionals of America members participate in these activities to accomplish its goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health.
About Social Assurity
Social Assurity is the leading social media education provider for schools, students, teachers, and parents. Social Assurity offers online courseware that teach high school and college students essential professional social media networking, reputation management, and digital literacy skills. Social Assurity's courseware teaches students how to harness the power of social media to create informative and persuasive portraits that reflect their authentic character and potential in college admissions and career opportunities.