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        To encourage continual Leadership Development training throughout the membership year, Business Professionals of America, in partnership with Next Step Academy, is pleased to offer online services and resources to members through the Life Skills Achievement Program. An exclusive series of online courses available to students, advisors and alumni, the Life Skills Achievement Program will help enhance skills, knowledge and preparation for both educational and professional advancement. 

        The Life Skills Achievement Program is designed to introduce members to important components identified by the U.S. Department of Labor and 21st Century Skills as necessary for success in the workplace. Each course is quick, easy and designed to be used across a variety of devices—including smartphones, tablets, laptops and more—allowing users to take their learning on the go. With an ever-growing suite of course offerings, Next Step Academy is helping members take their next steps at every stage of life.

        Exclusive to BPA Members: Members have the opportunity to complete any or all of the introductory life skills webinars from those listed below. With successful completion of a minimum of six (6) courses, members can earn a Digital Certification Badge which can be displayed in their digital portfolio and on various social media platforms and applications.


        Each course is:

        • Short (less than 30 minutes to complete) Mobile (desktop/laptop, phone or tablet).
        • Full of information (expert advice, quality content, videos, and a quiz).
        • Upon completion, learners will receive an electronic badge specifically designed for Business Professionals of America members to tout their accomplishment.
        • This badge can be placed on resumes, shared on social media, sent to employers/potential employers, and more.
        • Use Code BPA1718 when registering for courses unless otherwise noted.



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        Use Code BPA1718 when registering for courses unless otherwise noted 





        “I am pretty excited about offering Next Step Academy's Life Skills Achievement Program to my local chapter members and other chapters in Alaska. Thank you Next Step Academy for all that you are doing to help our members!"

        - Amy Riddle
        BPA State Advisor - Alaska


        “Our mission is committed to the idea of providing useful and timely educational courses that empower learners and prepare them to engage the world head on. We are excited to offer these online courses to help BPA members enhance the academic skills they are learning in school with the online educational resources available through Next Step Academy." 

        - Sean-Reed McGee
        Next Step Academy Managing Director

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