Heartland Community College student competes at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference

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[July 09, 2024]    Heartland Community College student Gage Codding finished top-ten in a national competition of business skills.

Codding (Hopedale, IL), President of the Heartland Community College Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, placed ninth in Public Speaking at the FBLA 2024 National Leadership Conference held June 24-27 in Orlando, Florida. He earned the opportunity to attend the conference by qualifying at the FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) this April in Edwardsville, IL. At the state conference Gage placed first in Public Speaking, second in the Selling Skills test, and third in the Job Interview competition.

Codding was joined at the National Leadership Conference by FBLA advisor Megan Kayfish, Associate Director, Career and Technical Education.

The FBLA National Leadership Conference connects collegiate students through competitive events, leadership workshops, and networking. At FBLA conferences, students compete and attend workshops as well as listen to keynote addresses. Through this event and competition, students apply and showcase the knowledge and skills they’ve developed in the classroom.

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FBLA Collegiate is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields.

Students interested in Heartland’s Phi Beta Lambda organization can discover more about the program and its opportunities at www.heartland.edu/fbla.

[Steve Fast
Assistant to the President, Public Information and Communication
Heartland Community College]


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