What does DECA mean in Educational?
DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. It is one of ten organizations listed as Career and Technical Student Organizations by the United States Department of Education.
There are over 200,000 members at 3,500 high schools all over the world.
Students who join have the opportunity to:
-Compete with their peers from others schools
-Apply for scholarships
-Gain networking experience
-Strengthen their interpersonal skills
-Participate in community service projects
DECA State competition
Between February 21st and 23rd twelve students from the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance participated in a DECA State competition. All students prepared heavily for this competition by writing extensive business plans or practicing the ‘role play’ exercise in which they were competing. Students competed in a variety of events including International Business, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Fashion Merchandising. All students successfully completed the requirements of their event, and one student took home a first place trophy. Roberto Collado received a first place award for one of the Business Services event he competed in.
Roberto Collado received a first place award for one of the Business Services event he competed in.