Future Business Leaders of America Holds Conference at TNCC

Published: October 26, 2009

The Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton will be the site of the Future Business Leaders of America’s (FBLA) Regional Conference Monday, October 26 at 3 p.m. The semi-annual event is a gathering for high school students who are members of the organization at schools in the TNCC service area.

TNCC Historic Triangle Provost William Travis, who serves as regional director of FBLA’s Thomas Nelson region, says he expects more than 120 students at this year’s event.

During the conference, the students will participate in several workshops to help them prepare for careers in business. Many of the workshops will be taught by their peers.

The Thomas Nelson Region is one of 11 FBLA regions in the state of Virginia and serves students in several areas, including, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg-James City County and Poquoson. FBLA is a national organization that focuses on several areas of student development including business knowledge and skills; school and community service; leadership and promotion, and financial and social awareness.

For more information about FBLA’s Regional Conference at TNCC, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events at 825-2725.

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