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DECA Idea Challenge 2019 Winning Teams Announced

DECA Inc. is excited to announce this year’s DECA Idea Challenge global winners! A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for shoelaces in merely a week!…

Six Ways to Celebrate #CTEMonth

Each February, students, educators and administrators raise awareness of career and technical education (CTE) by celebrating Career and Technical Education Month® . So how can you celebrate CTE Month and show support for DECA and your school’s program? These are the…

Frank Peterson Named DECA Inc. Executive Director

The DECA Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Frank Peterson has been named Executive Director of DECA Inc. after a nation-wide search led by the DECA Inc. Board of Directors. Peterson brings nearly 15 years of experience…

Flex Your Entrepreneurship Skills with the FIDM Challenge

There’s still time to participate in the FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge! The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Challenge asks students to create an entrepreneurial proposal for a new product idea for a specific market segment. This challenge isn't…

Collegiate DECA Recognition Awards Now Available

As the second half of the school year begins, it’s time to reflect on the effort your chapter has put into service projects, fundraising, recruiting and organizing in the past months. Recognize your chapter’s exceptional members and achievements by nominating…

Have You Accepted the Challenge?

Congratulations to all students and chartered associations participating in the Later Haters Challenge! There is still time for students and associations to raise awareness and promote positive behavior through empowering, informing and encouraging teens through the Later Haters Challenge. Together,…

2019-2020 Chapter Campaign Winners Announced

DECA members are starting 2020 off strong with an impressive number of chapters crushing their campaign goals. Congratulations to the chapters who took this year’s theme #HereWeGo by storm and participated in chapter campaigns! Below, you’ll find the lists of…

DECA Taskforces Meet to Define the Future of DECA

The DECA High School Taskforce, Program of Study Taskforce and Collegiate Taskforce met in December to begin work on their charges set by DECA Inc.’s Board of Directors. DECA’s High School Competitive Events Taskforce met in October and will meet…

DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet Now Available

The 2020-2021 DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet is now available. As our primary student brand ambassadors, DECA executive officers represent more than 220,000 student members to a variety of key stakeholders, including fellow members, advisors, education administrators, business partners, public…

DECA Inc. Partners with Facebook Education

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Facebook Education. During the 2019-2020 school year, Facebook Education and DECA will collaborate to: Participate in the pilot Digital Marketing Skills which provides access to the online Facebook Blueprint…

Announcing DECA Conferences in 2020 and Beyond

DECA has a full lineup of educational conferences for its members and advisors coming in 2020 and beyond. Check out conference dates and locations, and be sure to mark your calendars now so you’ll never miss an amazing experience. Emerging…

Recognize Outstanding DECA Leaders with the Emerging Leader Award

The DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award recognizes its members studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA. If you know an exceptional DECA leader consider recognizing them…

Make an IMPACT in Your Chartered Association

DECA Chartered Association Officer Teams: It’s that time of the year again! Submissions for the 2019-2020 Impact Program are now being accepted. Will it be your chartered association that wins one of the greatest impact awards this year? Or is…

Look Back on Collegiate DECA ENGAGE in Chicago

Nearly 300 Collegiate DECA members from 17 associations attended the 2019 ENGAGE Conference in Chicago, IL on November 21-23, 2019. The weekend included three days of non-stop networking, powerful speakers, career exploration, competition and captivating EduTours. One highlight of the…

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