You can walk up to any person in the conference, shake their hand, introduce yourself, and have a real, genuine, interesting conversation and establish a real, genuine, lasting connection.
DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills
Through participation in DECA activities, 92% of 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 post-secondary and career (88%), influenced their college plans (68%), influenced their career plans (75%), and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).
This conference will reinforce 21st Century Skills. Through participating in interactive sessions, DECA members will be able to:
|Make appropriate personal economic choices|
|Understand the role of the economy in society|
|Use entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options|
|Use a wide range of idea creation techniques
|Create new and worthwhile ideas|
|Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
|Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
|Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal|
|Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
|Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind|