Frequently Asked Questions - Acronyms and Abbreviations

FAQs - Acronyms and Abbreviations

This section explains the acronyms and abbreviations you will find on the IBEA website, the IBEA listserv, and in the IBEA Reports newsletter.

What is BPA?

BPA is Business Professionals of America. It is a high school organization for students pursuing business careers.

What is DECA?

Formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America. It is a high school organization for those planning careers in marketing

What is ICCCTSO?

ICCCTSO is the Illinois Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations. It is comprised of the executive directors from all student organizations in the state of Illinois and the presidents or their representatives of each of the organizations.

What is SkillsUSA?

A national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including business occupations. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.

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