DECA News

What Went Down at #DECAELS

If you are a chapter or chartered association officer who attended the Emerging Leader Summit in San Diego, then you know it was an incredible time for everyone involved. Between endless networking, instructive EMPOWER and ELEVATE sessions, and an amazing night at Belmont Park it was truly an amazing experience.  If you happened to miss out, here’s what happened:

DECA Announces the 2019-2020 Theme: Here We Go!

In DECA, we are surrounded by opportunities. Every moment provides us a new chance to break out of our comfort zones, take risks and prove ourselves as emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Now is your chance to begin shaping your future. Will you let the moment slip by, or will you take action? HERE WE GO.

Your Competitive Advantage

Your competitive advantage is your involvement in DECA! If I meet a candidate who has been involved in DECA, and, even better, took a leadership role in their chapter or competed at the State or International level, I feel confident that this is a person I want to get to know.

Ben Nemtin to Keynote #DECAICDC 2019

DECA is pleased to announce Ben Nemtin as the keynote speaker at the Grand Opening Session of the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference. Ben is the creator, executive producer and cast member of the MTV series, “The Buried Life,” which aired in over 80 countries and is MTV's highest rated show ever on iTunes.

DECA Announces the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge Round 2 ICDC Qualifiers

DECA congratulates finalist teams in the second qualifying round of the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge. These students finished in the top two places in their region in one of the Virtual Business Challenge tracks. With approval from their chartered association, each team has earned an opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.

DECA Leaders Attend #ReThinkCTE Event

DECA's Executive Director, Lou DiGioia, and Executive Officers, Allison Brown and Andrew Weatherman, were invited to attend the Rethink Career and Technical Education Summit Friday, December 14, at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Connecting the DECA Community - Power Trip and One DECA

Every month the Executive Officer team is hosting an opportunity through the video chat supporter on Zoom for student leaders to share ideas and get to know one another. Centered around a key topic for the month members share their experiences and ideas which are then documented for future generations of DECA association and chapter leaders. On December 18th at 10 PM EST, join the Executive Officer team as we discuss chapter fundraising.

Piper Jaffray Teen Survey Closes October 5

Each spring and each fall, Piper Jaffray & Co. and DECA work together to conduct the bi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. The survey gauges brand preferences and spending habits among teenagers.