Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. The Francis Marion School Future Business Leaders of America organization is for high school students enrolled in Mrs. C. Allen's Business and Technology classes. Members of the FMS FBLA participate in local, state and national conferences and competitive events. Francis Marion School's FBLA organization has several members each year to place in competitive events at the state level.
This program is for students who are interested in pursuing careers in business information technology. These courses are ideal for students interested in careers that involve designing, implementing, and maintaining computer systems and software for desktop and web-based applications. Students will gain foundational knowledge and skills in computer operating systems, programming languages, and software development. The program also helps students develop skills currently noted by business and industry as lacking in today’s workforce: teamwork, communication, professionalism, and positive work ethic. Students will gain workplace skills to reach their full potential and ensure they graduate college and career-ready. Members of the business and industry community visit as guest speakers to talk about different careers and the skills necessary for the opportunity.