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1 Professional Knowledge and Abilities Professional Knowledge and Abilities Shannan Coleman Gen/200 July 28, 2010 William Feltt
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2 Professional Knowledge and Abilities In July 1966 a group of people joined and formed the Business Professionals of America organization. At this time they also formed a pledge that states, “We are met in spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for productive lives in business and office careers. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation (BPA, 2009). The group decided to look at what each of the following words meant to them and decided that these words were the best to use as a strong name for their organization. Business means the field for which we prepare our students; emphasizes that we educate our members to work efficiently, not only in an office setting but also in a wide variety of business situations. The meaning for professionals is that the students indicate they join Business Professionals America to take advantage of a wide variety of professional development opportunities. Finally, America symbolizes pride in our country and its free enterprise
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