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Welcome to Nebraska DECA


230 Nebraska students, advisors, and guests recently attended the 2024 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. Nebraska DECA High School members competed and participated in leadership academies April 27- April 30 in 59 competitive events. More than 23,000 DECA members from 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and international chapters, attended the conference. This marked the largest ICDC to date.

Students attended leadership academies with industry leaders, elected an executive student officer team, competed, and attended exclusive events at Disney and Universal Studios. The International Career Development Conference is the culmination of students’ hard work over the academic year and an opportunity to showcase the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom.

Full List of Winners Available HERE

DECA State Career Development Conference 2024

Nebraska DECA students and advisors met for their 67th annual State Career Development Conference in Lincoln March 14-15, 2024, at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

More than 600 high school students and advisers from 35 chapters attended the conference to compete in more than 40-chapter, team, and individual events, attend leadership workshops, and celebrate the success of Nebraska DECA!

High school students placing first, second, or third in the competitive events and first or second in the prepared events qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California April 27-May 1st.  

Check out the state conference video here:

See the full new release of results here:

DECA’s Mission

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program

  • Integrates into Classroom Instruction – An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.
  • Applies Learning – DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
  • Connects to Business – Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.
  • Promotes Competition – As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.

DECA prepares the next generation to be:

  • Academically Prepared – DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
  • Community Oriented – Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
  • Professionally Responsible – DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity, and high standards.
  • Experienced Leaders – DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building, and project implementation.