DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) is a collection of free, game-like simulations that foster development of career skills in the areas of business, marketing and personal finance. Each simulation challenges students to control their own virtual business, managing tasks such as market research, pricing, financial reporting and more. In partnership with Knowledge Matters, seven unique tracks are available to engage a variety of minds:
Want to help your students develop professional social media skills with the world’s 1st social media marketing simulation used by top institutions around the world? Participate in the DECA Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge!
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is back with a re-vamped challenge for high school DECA members: the FIDM Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Challenge. As the global market continues to evolve, entrepreneurial thinking skills, such as innovation and problem-solving, are becoming even more vital to success. This competition is an exciting opportunity for students to channel their inner entrepreneur by generating a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept and showcasing their prototype in a brief YouTube presentation.
This year’s DECA Guide is out now to help get you Ready For It before the year even begins. Packed with all the information and updates you need to have a successful year, the DECA Guide is your one-stop-shop to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.
Were you at DECA ICDC in Atlanta, Ga. in April? If so, you probably saw the U.S. Army at a variety of DECA events, including the warm-up session before the 5K run/walk, during the Executive Mentor Session, or you might have participated in the push up and pull up fitness challenge in the exhibit hall. But most importantly, you probably…
Grace Agnew | Chatham Charter DECA
One of the hardest things about summer is getting back into the school year in the fall. Next thing you know, it’s time for local competitions! Here are a few tips to stay involved with DECA all summer so that when the time comes, you are #ReadyForIt. Have a DECA buddy I’ve found one of my biggest struggles in…
In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer Collegiate DECA members two opportunities to boost their resume: The Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) certification The Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) certification AHLEI strongly supports the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry. The CGSP® certification recipients are recognized for their know-how…
Alexandra Miller | Upper Merion DECA
The school year is quickly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean DECA has to! While you’re relaxing over the summer, you can start to prepare yourself for an academically organized, productive, and all-around awesome year. Here are the top 5 ways that you can make sure you’ll be #ReadyForIt next year.
Congratulations to the following chapters who will receive the Virtual Business Challenge – DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant provided by a grant from the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation.
DECA is pleased to provide competitive events transcripts for all competitors at this year’s DECA International Career Development Conference — free of charge!
In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer students an opportunity to boost their diploma and resume with the Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) industry certification.
Download the 2018-2019 Ready For It theme logo files.
At the 2018 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, we recognized nearly 50 chapters and 300 individual DECA members for their incredible work this year.
Are you ready for it? Download the latest high school DECA calendar for the 2018-2019 school year! Download calendar here. It has key dates, including conferences and deadlines, and will continue to be updated as additional dates are confirmed. The official calendar will be published in the DECA Guide and posted online in July. Take this opportunity to put the future conference dates on your…
The DECA Inc. Board of Directors approved a number of changes to DECA’s Competitive Events Program, many effective for the 2018-2019 school year.
Addison Dorris | Portland High School DECA
DECA Members at ICDC competed in the Virtual Business Challenge. The competition, created by Knowledge Matters, combines technology with business knowledge to create an authentic business situation for students.
DECA’s Grand Awards Session featured a special surprise guest on Tuesday evening. Optimus Prime took the stage to introduce Universal’s new marketing program. The 2019 DECA ICDC will be held in Orlando.
The 2018 DECA ICDC app is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know before and during ICDC. Download it today to prepare for ATL!
Austin Cluck | Arkansas DECA & Alma DECA
Alma DECA organized and implemented a Happy #CTE Month campaign in February.
This year at #CDECAICDC we will be hosting our first ever Leadership Forum.
The Advocacy on Capitol Hill Orientation and Training, which will be offered for the first time this year at #CDECAICDC, offers a unique opportunity to develop your advocacy skills and engage with your representatives in Congress.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Collegiate DECA Recognition Award winners!
Congratulations to the chapters and individuals who completed the 2017-2018 Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program.
Henry Hoang | NM DECA Association President
No matter your title, you are exhibiting tenacity and passion to serve others.
I love DECA so much that I am known around my school as the DECA kid.
Learn a bit more about the presenters at this year’s event.
Seeing the benefits to high school DECA members through the #DECAATTProject, Seventy-First High School DECA Advisor, Terri Peoples, inquired about assisting Seventy-First Classical Middle School establish a chapter. Denise McAlister Seventy-First Classical Middle School teacher was intrigued and on board and together she and Sharon Peterson began their journey. With mentoring from Seventy-First High School DECA members and Terri Peoples,…
Each year, DECA’s corporate partners offer professional development scholarships to advisors.
DECA is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 scholarship recipients. Each year, DECA and its corporate partners award over $300,000 in scholarship to DECA members.
DECA AMPED is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with DECA advisors from all across our membership and emerge yourself in to all things DECA.
Are you READY FOR IT?
February was Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, leading many DECA chapters to raise their voices in their schools, communities and associations to advocate on behalf of DECA and CTE through completing DECA’s Advocacy Campaign.
“This Is How We Do DECA” is professional learning for DECA advisors by DECA advisors.
Hazel Reck | Fox Valley Technical College Collegiate DECA
Travel is very important and is a great highlight of being in DECA, but there is so much more to the organization.
Michelle Le | UNLV Collegiate DECA
UNLV Collegiate DECA is redefining service by applying their business skills to volunteering.