Distributive Education Clubs of America

Distributive Education Clubs of America DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges across the globe.
DECA organized around an ambitious goal: to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Membership now includes more than 220,000 students and advisers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Spain, and Turkey. DECA is divided into four divisions: High School, Collegiate DECA, Alumni, and Professional. https://www.deca.org/

DECA (also known as Collegiate DECA on the college level, and previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. It is one of ten organizations listed as Career and Technical Student Organizations by the United States Department of Education. Dr. Ed Davis served as Executive Director from 1992–2014. In 2014, Paul Wardinski was brought in to serve as DECA's new Executive Director. Today, DECA's programs are growing and expanding their involvement in competitive events, community activities, professional development, and leadership opportunities. DECA's scholarship program has grown from the $4,750 awarded the first year, to well over $400,000 that are available today. DECA can be found in every state of the United States, four U.S. territories, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Korea, People's Republic of China, Turkey, Hong Kong . Chapters exist in high schools, career centers, community colleges, technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and private and parochial schools. More than 5,000 chapters involve over 275,000 members in the many varied activities sponsored by DECA and its corporate partners. DECA currently has over 275,000 members. DECA is made up of 3,500+ high school chapters, 1500+ collegiate chapters, and 5,500 advisors.

Mission: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students are taught to develop skills for future careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship.[8] Students are given opportunities to overcome obstacles that they would be faced with in the business world, which is used to develop skills such as team building, innovation, and creativity. The students are then tested on these skills through the use of “performance indicators”.[8] The students are ranked based upon these “performance indicators” and the top performers are recognize for their achievement on stage in front of their division level (area, state, or national). This process gives the students an opportunity to establish their educational goals early on.

08/29/2016

Distributive Education Clubs of America

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1908 Association
Reston, VA
20191

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DECA (also known as Super Collegiate DECA on the college level, and previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. It is one of ten organizations being led by a parent organization known as "CTSO" Career and Technical Student Organizations.

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(703) 860-5000

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