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The State DECA Career Development Conference is being held VIRTUALLY March 18-19, 2021. Main roleplay events will be Thursday, March 18 from 2 pm-7 pm, and Friday, March 19 from 12 pm-5 pm. Registration for chapters is due Friday, February 26th. More information is found in the calendar section of the website.


STUDENTS: Getting ready for competition?

Former Vice President of Communications, Jessica Gehr, and Mr. Roy Coffman teamed up to produce a role play tutorial called “Get the Competitive Edge.”

Watch Get The Competitive Edge Tutorial 

Competence, Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork

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.