BDPA has been doing excellent work since its inception. Over the past 28 of our 40 years of operation, we have introduced tens of thousands of students, from middle school, high schools and colleges, to the IT industry and given them actual IT skills through our Student Information Technology and Education Scholarships (SITES) programs and internships. We have contributed to the development of the careers of our IT professional members and others through our jobs bank, our Project Management development and support and networking opportunities. Along with our local chapter’s contribution to the development of technical and management skills through their monthly program meetings, webinars and local networking, BDPA has been making a difference . But we have been too busy “doing the good work”, without doing an adequate job of blowing our own horn! Now that STEM has come into vogue, other organizations are very publicly entering into an arena that BDPA has been functioning in for decades. It’s time for BDPA to be recognized for its foresight and industry contributions! The year 2015 seems like the right time to do so!
BDPA is 100% dedicated to contributing to your journey “from the classroom to the boardroom”. There is strength in numbers so each of us needs to be a spirited evangelist, for the BDPA mission. Let’s make 2015 the year we make the world aware that for 40 years past, BDPA has been an Information Technology Thought Leader with proven results. That BDPA is ready to take those programs and more forward for, at least, another 40 years! Let’s all be as tenacious as David Wimberly!
Earl A. Pace, Jr.