On February 8, 2016, members of Colquitt County High School's (CCHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Southern Regional Technical College's (SRTC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) met with Moultrie Mayor Bill McIntosh where he signed and issued a proclamation in recognition of FBLA-PBL week, observed nationally this year from February 8th – 12th.
PBL is a national, nonprofit organization and educational association with a quarter million student members preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students; FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students; Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and Professional Division for business people, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.
“Through our on-campus PBL efforts we are training tomorrow’s leaders today. Success in business starts while young people are in school, learning leadership qualities while building lifelong networks in the business community,” commented Ann Young, PBL Advisor at SRTC.
The mission of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA – PBL) is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. FBLA-PBL is the largest career-focused student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business.
FBLA-PBL's programs focus on the following:
Leadership Development— members develop essential soft skills by holding chapter officer positions at the local, state, and national levels; by networking with accomplished business professionals; and by participating in business-focused workshops, seminars, and academic competitions.
Academic Competitions— members demonstrate their business expertise at high-profile regional, state, and national competitive events. The top students are recognized with trophies and cash awards.
Educational Programs— members create career portfolios, enhance their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications, and have access to select college scholarships.
Membership Benefits— members receive exclusive discounts and enhanced benefits for travel, education, and more.
Community Service— members work with the March of Dimes to help end premature births by participating in awareness campaigns and the March for Babies fundraiser.
Awards & Recognition— members build a portfolio of accomplishments with a wide range of valuable career skills.
SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu or call (888) 205 – 3449.
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