DECA and Adobe Partnership: Adobe Express

May 6, 2024

DECA is embarking on an exciting new partnership with Adobe.

Adobe supports creators of all ages and backgrounds so they can express themselves and use their creativity for good. In the era of AI, creativity and other new skills will enable young people everywhere to succeed in the workforce of the future and reach their full potential.

In a new initiative, Adobe aims to equip millions of young people around the world with these in-demand skills and capabilities ⏤ and in doing so, ensuring opportunities in the transformation to come are open to the many, not the few.

DECA and Adobe will partner to develop a cohort of DECA advisors to train fellow DECA advisors on the foundational and technical knowledge of Adobe Express, as well as how to use Adobe Express in DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program – such as competitive events, chapter activities and school-based enterprises.

The first activity is a T3 (Train the Trainer) program hosted on June 4-6, 2024 at the Adobe office in Austin, Texas.

DECA is seeking chapter advisors interested in participating in the T3 program through this online form.

Available Spots: 50 trainers


  • Travel to Austin on June 4
  • Full-day training on June 5 and June 6
  • Depart on June 6 (if possible) or June 7

Location: Adobe Texas office in Austin + Westin Austin Domain

Cost: Approved travel expenses (lodging, transportation, meals, one checked bag) are covered, including substitute teacher pay with documentation.

Qualifications for trainers include:

  • Active, full-time DECA chapter advisor teaching marketing, finance, hospitality, business, entrepreneurship, or related course in a high school
  • Support of the DECA advisor’s local administration
  • Familiarization with DECA’s competitive events, school-based enterprises and/or chapter strategy
  • Experience facilitating and delivering training to teachers preferred

Requirements for the trainers include:

  • In-person participation in the T3 Course at Adobe’s Texas office in its entirety
  • Implement the use of Adobe Express in your classroom and provide both teacher and student feedback on the resources
  • Participation in monthly check-ins via Zoom
  • Utilize training materials to deliver Adobe Express training to at least 25 additional DECA advisors (in-person and/or virtual)
  • Participation in evaluation and metrics reporting as identified

Adobe Express must be licensed through Adobe in your school district.

As this partnership is taking off quickly and the training is coming up, we ask that you please express your interest as soon as possible on this online form – ideally before Friday, May 10.


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