What Is DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge?
It can be confusing choosing just one of DECA’s 55 competitive events to participate in, however an event I definitely recommend would be DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge (VBC).
The simulations allow you to use critical thinking to plan and strategize your own company with the fundamentals of business, marketing, finance, personal financial literacy, and hospitality and tourism.
The competition is composed of two-25 day rounds, with a final, 15-20-minute competition at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., next April!
You may compete within the 1st and 2nd rounds as many times as possible within the 25-day period and your team’s best score will be taken. Plus, if you win your VBC at #DECAICDC, you will receive a plaque, recognition on stage, and a scholarship of up to $6,000!
This years VBCs include:
- VBC Restaurant
- DECA Hotel Challenge
- VBC Sports
- VBC Personal Finance
- VBC Retailing
- VBC Accounting
Are you ready to show off your virtual business prowess? Ask your advisor for more information and be sure to register for the competition on October 11, 2016! The competition kicks off on October 24, 2016.
You can also watch an upcoming webinar on Virtual Business Challenge Curriculum Integration on October 18, 2016. Register now and get ready to learn all about DECA’s VBC!
This article was written by Ben Barber Career Tech Academy DECA member, Zachary Mann. You can follow Zachary on Twitter @deca_zachmann.