mission of the National Awards Program (NAP) is to prepare students for
successful careers in business through support for curriculum development
and innovative assessment tools. To help meet that charge, the
competitive events series has been developed and made available to local
and state chapters for use in assessing students in the various knowledge,
skills, and abilities that make up todayís business education curriculum.
Program Design and Purposes>>
>>The Competitive Events Series
exemplifies the range of activities and focus of FBLA-PBL, Inc. These
events are based on projects developed from the goals of FBLA-PBL and the
curricula of business education programs. FBLA-PBL is committed to
facilitating the transition of its members from their educational
development into their career path. The competitive events program plays a
central role in delivering on this commitment. The program allows members
to demonstrate and validate their mastery of essential business concepts,
skills, and knowledge. In addition, members participating in this program
>>demonstrate their career competencies, business knowledge, and
>>expand their leadership skills;
>>demonstrate their competitive spirit; and
>>receive recognition for their achievements.
>>The FBLA-PBL competitive events
program is designed to correlate with nationally recognized
business curriculum standards. For instance, members participating in
competitive events demonstrate their mastery of the Foundation Skills and
Competencies outlined by the SCANS Workplace Skills Standards.
>>Systems skills: understanding systems, monitoring and correcting system
performance, and improving and designing systems
>>Technology utilization skills: selecting technology, applying technology
to a task, and maintaining and troubleshooting technology.
>>Finally, the FBLA-PBL competitive events have been fully correlated
against the Business Education Curriculum Standards published by the
National Business Education Association. Each eventís guideline pages
indicate the specific NBEA standard(s) that the event addresses.
You may download information about all national
competitive events in a single