SOWELA Student Places 10th at the National Future Business Leaders of America Competition

Joshua Casey is One of Two Community College Students in the Country to Receive Distinction in Computer Concepts

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 10, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College student Joshua Casey recently placed 10th at the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA. Casey competed in the Computer Concepts category and was one of two community college students in the U.S. to place. He is a Spring 2023 Information Systems Technology graduate.

“Mr. Casey chose to get the most from his education at SOWELA in the Information Systems program by staying after classes and working one-on-one with his instructors anytime he could,” said SOWELA FBLA Collegiate Advisor and Assistant Professor Wendy Sonnier. “The computer concepts he learned in the program gave him the knowledge to compete at the highest level, and his self-motivation made him a winner.”

The Computer Concepts event consisted of a written exam covering five core competencies: basic computer principles, ethics, hardware, networking systems and procedures and programming concepts. FBLA competitive events prepare students for successful careers in business by providing opportunities to apply classroom concepts in a workforce-simulated competitive environment.

Casey successfully competed at the state competition earlier this year, earning his spot at the National Leadership Conference. SOWELA students in the College’s FBLA chapter can participate in state and national events.

For more information about SOWELA’s Information Systems Technology program, contact the OneStop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or onestop@sowela.edu or visit our Information Systems Technology page.

About FBLA Collegiate

Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 85 years.

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