Congratulations to the more than 5,200 DECA members who competed in the second annual Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge. Students competed against each other using the world’s first social media marketing simulation, Mimic Social, which is used by top institutions around the world.
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Congratulations again to all of our chapters who participated in chapter campaigns this year and have taken advantage of how DECA makes you #ReadyForIt. Announcing the winners of the 2018-2019 Chapter Campaigns.
A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for paper clips in merely a week! In addition to reinventing the item, teams were to create a video pitch of their new product.
Congratulations to all Virtual Business Challenge participants! Looking to earn a spot at ICDC? It is not too late! The second qualifying round begins January 8, 2019. Learn more.
Meet teens who won top prizes in the competitive Diamond Challenge competition for high school business and social innovations. Name: Shobha Dasari High School Grad Year: 2019 Diamond Challenge Competition Year & Placement: 2018 Business Innovation Semifinalist Grew up in:…
Does your DECA chapter run a thriving business? Consider applying for DECA School-based Enterprise (SBE) Certification. This program provides international recognition for outstanding DECA student members and chapters for their management and operation of food or retail enterprises within their…
Participants in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) operate a web-based business simulation utilizing a competition version of the Virtual Business software. The VBC qualifying rounds are conducted via the internet, where participants post competition scores for chartered association, regional and overall rankings.
Professor Dan Freeman, founding director of Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, shares reasons why you should care about getting an entrepreneurship education, from the perspective of employers.
DECA Inc. and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) are excited to launch the seventh year of the DECA Idea Challenge. And the 2018 mystery item is...
DECA is pleased to announce a collaboration with AT&T to reduce the number of distracted drivers. It Can Wait is a national campaign, launched by AT&T, to eliminate distracted driving. The campaign encourages individuals to take a pledge promising to not be a distracted driver. DECA and AT&T are collaborating to launch a 'text-to-pledge' project.
The Chapter Campaign submission site is now open! You have been working hard on your community service, promotional, and entrepreneurship activities, and we are excited to hear all about your successful campaigns within your chapter.
DECA is excited to announce another year of the DECA Idea Challenge, a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares students of all ages to find an innovative use for a commonplace item in mere days! Once revealed, students must generate a new use for the item. Competing teams finish the challenge by generating a brief video pitch of their new product.
This year's #DECASBEWeek will take place Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 5. Each day of #DECASBEWeek will have a social media theme that is unique to the DECA’s school-based enterprise program, and you are encouraged to share photos or videos of your own SBE that correspond to the daily theme.
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Challenge is an exciting opportunity for students to channel their inner entrepreneur by generating a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept and showcase their prototype in an engaging YouTube presentation.
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.
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.
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…
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 chapters and individuals who completed the 2017-2018 Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program.
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.
The Leadership Passport Program helps keep our members engaged throughout the entire year.
"Fan of the Week" and new apparel is a hit at Packy's!
DECA Inc. is pleased to announce this year’s DECA Idea Challenge global winners!
This Collegiate DECA chapter found a way to reach high school students in its area.
Career & Technical Education is an integral part of the nation’s education and economic system.
DECA's Advocacy Campaign is a great activity to do during #CTEMonth in February.