Metro Tech FBLA wins national championship

Posted by Community Relations on 8/20/2014

Metro Tech’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter won a national championship for the second year in a row at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville in July. In the Virtual Business Management Challenge, the “Destroyers” took 1st Place. The team is Ivonne De La Trinidad, Crystal Loza and Daniel Sanchez Ruiz. Metro had two of the 16 finalists that qualified from the 500 teams that started the online competition in October. The “Triple A’s”-- Aracely Lopez Burboa, Adrian Partida Raygoza and Alejandra Salinas Oclica finished 5th. Partida-Raygoza’s older brother, Andres Partida won the national title in this event last year, and a Metro team, which included Crystal Loza, placed 5th.
The Virtual Business Management Challenge is an Internet-based game that challenges students to use visual simulation software to manage a bicycle shop. The program teaches students to analyze data and make sound, quick decisions to keep their business profitable.

Metro Tech’s Jesus Castillo, Joe Medina and Uriel Valenzuela finished 9th in the Business Financial Plan event. The National Conference attracts over 10,000 high school students competing in over 150 events. Metro Tech Business teacher Francis Bidleman is the FBLA Club Advisor.