• About DECA
    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

    DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills
    Through participation in DECA activities, 92% DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.

    DECA Members are Prepared to Become Leaders
    More than 90% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 80% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.

    DECA Members are Motivated for the Future
    DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (88%), influenced their college plans (68%), influenced their career plans (75%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).

    The DECA experience is uniqueit's big, it's bold, it's unforgettable, it's epic. This is the year to go beyond the usual or ordinary. It's the year to say, "I did it all." It's time to be epic. This is the year where you create memories that will last forever, make friends you’ll know for years and go to educational conferences you’ll wish never ended. This is the year you’ll study harder, work longer and fight harder to earn your reward. This is the year where you’ll say yes to the things that scare you and ignore the doubts that stop you.

    This is your year to be EPIC!

    2016 International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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