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What is DECA?

Ever wonder what DECA is? Click here for our mission and guiding principles.

DECA Fact Sheet

An overview of key DECA facts. Find out how DECA is preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

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Aspire for Higher Student Success

DECA members become academically prepared students demonstrating college and career readiness by engaging in academically challenging programs that include advanced coursework and career and technical education.

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DECA's Competitive Events Program

Overview of DECA's Competitive Events Program

Read an overview of DECA's competitive events program including: career clusters & instructional areas, performance indicators, and much more.

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List of DECA Events

Explore all of the events available to you when you become a DECA member today.

Integrating DECA into the Classroom

Through DECA, find out how to connect courses to curiculum from the ultimate experiences.

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Serving as a DECA Advisor

Enhance your classroom experience by joining the thousands of educators across the country who serve as DECA Advisors.

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College & Career Ready

Are you students prepared for college? Does the idea of looking for a career make them nervous? In DECA you will learn how to help your students become college & career ready!

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DECA Conferences

DECA members can build upon their current strengths and attributes through their desire to engage in DECA events and conferences that prepare them for college and professional careers. DECA's conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning.

DECA University
Advisor Conference
Leadership Development Conferences
Western Region Leadership Conference
District Career Development Conferences
State Career Development Conference
International Career Development Conference

DECA Distinctives

Community Engagement

DECA prepares the next generation to be community oriented by recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community. DECA teaches its members to reach out to organizations they are passionate about and become involved in the community around them. DECA provides many community engagement opportunities for members through state and nationwide community service efforts and competition.

Leadership Development

DECA prepares its members to be experienced leaders and empowers members through experience to provide effective leadership.

DECA develops experienced leaders by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management. Members have numerous opportunities for leadership development from workshops and leadership academies at exciting conferences to serving as an elected officer at the local, state, or national level. Members are able to practice and apply their leadership training as community members, students, and peers.

What's Next?

Start a Chapter

Find out how you can bring DECA to your school and start your own chapter today!

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Join DECA

Take your education to the next level by becoming a DECA member today and exploring the exciting new opportunities that DECA offers.

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Connect in the Classroom

Discover how DECA enriches your classroom, ties into career pathways, extends learning, motivates your students and provides you with the tools to promote your program and profession.

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College Connection

Want to take DECA to the next level? There's DECA in college for that.

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Expanding Career Readiness Through Career & Technical Student Organizations

Ensuring students are “college- and career-ready” has become a critical issue as concerns rise about the success of the U.S. education system and, ultimately, the country’s economic competitiveness. Find out how DECA can help your students become college-and career-ready today!

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