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DECA is preparing emerging
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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

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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.

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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.

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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%).

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DECA Direct Online is your one-stop source for news, updates and best practices. Keep up with everything DECA, including conferences, competitions and announcements.

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 at DECA Inc., most recently serving as Acting Executive Director. In the past year, Frank has driven key initiatives at...
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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 just for DECA members with a passion for fashion! Participants can pitch a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or...
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