JEA announces partnership with Business Professionals of America

JEA announces partnership with Business Professionals of America

BPALogoThe Journalism Education Association, the largest association of high school journalism teachers, and Business Professionals of America, the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, office administration, marketing and other related career fields, are pleased to announce a partnership to enhance the membership and programming of both organizations.

Many high school journalism programs around the country rely on Career and Technical Education or Perkins Grant funding to sustain the work they do, and involvement with a Career and Technical Student Organization is an essential component to the CTE funding model.

With the partnership, JEA members interested in BPA will soon be able to indicate so on their membership form and be contacted directly by BPA officials with procedures for starting a chapter at their school.

The partnership will also affect programming at each organization’s national convention, with JEA now sponsoring contests in broadcast news and photography for BPA, and BPA presenting educational sessions on leadership and CTE integration at future JEA conventions.

JEA members interesting in Business Professionals of America can contact Director of Member Services and Events Shawna A. Gfroerer at 614-895-7277 x302 or

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