DECA's competitive events program directly supports our mission to
prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance,
hospitality and management. At both the high school and college levels,
DECA's competitive events program uses time-tested techniques that apply
learning, connect to business and promote competition to directly
contribute to every student being college or career ready by focusing on
the following outcomes.
DECA's competitive events provide a vehicle for members to demonstrate
National Curriculum Standards through individual or team activities and
to develop and employ the key skills of analysis, application of
knowledge, creative problem solving and logical presentation.
DECA's competitive events help members explore their communities,
participate in an environment of cooperation and recognize their
responsibility to the community.
DECA's competitive events encourage members to develop ethics,
integrity and high standards while assuming responsibility for
self-improvement and self-discipline.
DECA's competitive events provide constructive avenues for team
expression, initiative and creativity. DECA's competitive events
program promotes competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.
• Click here for the high school competitive events guidelines.