Students Win First Place in PBL National CompetitionTwo students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College won first place in national competition for Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL.) In June the local ECTC Phi Beta Lambda students, Levi Clark and Stephanie Clark, competed at the National Conference in Atlanta, GA, and were awarded 1st place in Desktop Publishing and a cash prize.
FBLA-PBL is the largest career student organization in the world, helping more than 230,000 members prepare for careers in business every year. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of FBLA and has more than 10,000 members and more than 500 chapters.
Each year, FBLA-PBL organizes state and national conferences and seminars for members and advisers. These programs are designed to help members develop their business leadership, networking, career development, and social skills. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events for students that achieve national ranking, giving students the opportunity to compete for scholarship and cash awards.
ECTCs PBL organization currently has 20 members, and advisors include JoNell Henderson, Kae Cooper, Revel Metzger and Barbara Hayes. Henderson said, We are extremely proud of Stephanie and Levi. Their experience and involvement with PBL will certainly be an asset to them as they move on to bachelors degrees or careers.
Siblings Levi and Stephanie Clark reside in Larue County. Both are homeschool graduates who attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Levi plans to graduate December 2016 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration. Stephanie hopes to complete her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Administrative Office Technology in May 2017.