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Massachusetts. DECA. History of DECA. 60 years of history. Over ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals have been involved. What is DECA?.

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History of deca
History of DECA

  • 60 years of history

  • Over ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals have been involved


What is deca
What is DECA?

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

  • Co-curricular programs integrate into classroom instruction, which applies learning in the context of business


Organizational structure
Organizational Structure

  • Local chapters

    • (ex: Danvers, Chelmsford, Apponequet, Billerica)

  • Districts

    • 6 districts in MA

  • States/Provinces

    • Massachusetts DECA

  • International DECA

    • All 50 states, the 4 U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and South Korea


Districts

DISTRICT I

*Apponequet

Dartmouth

Cape Cod Tech.

Marshfield

Middleboro

Norton

Pembroke

Plymouth North

Plymouth South

Rockland

Sandwich

Scituate

*Wareham

Whitman-Hanson

DISTRICT V

Andover

Billerica

*Chelmsford

Dracut

*Gtr. Lowell

Lowell

Methuen

Nashoba Regl.

Nashoba Tech

Tewksbury

Districts

  • DISTRICT II

  • Brockton

  • Dighton-Rehoboth

  • Franklin

  • *King Philip

  • Mansfield

  • Oliver Ames

  • Somerset

  • *Southeastern Tech.

  • Stoughton

  • Taunton

  • DISTRICT IV

  • Austin Prep.

  • Burlington

  • Minuteman Tech.

  • Somerville

  • Stoneham

  • Wakefield

  • *Wilmington

  • Westford

  • DISTRICT VI

  • *Beverly

  • Danvers

  • Georgetown

  • Gloucester

  • Haverhill

  • *Manchester-Essex

  • North Andover

  • Peabody

  • Rockport

  • DISTRICT VII

  • Algonquin

  • Bartlett

  • Bay Path

  • Blackstone Valley Tech.

  • Chicopee Comp.

  • Douglas

  • Hopedale

  • Hopkinton

  • Lower Pioneer Valley Tech.

  • Nipmuc

  • *Northbridge

  • Wachusett

  • West Boylston

  • *Worcester Tech


Conferences competitions
Conferences/Competitions

  • Fall State Leadership Conference

    • October 2010

  • The Ultimate DECA Power Trip

    • Washington, DC

    • November 12 - November 14, 2010

    • Combined North Atlantic Region, Southern Region, and Western Region Leadership Conference

  • District Competitions

    • TBA

    • Compete in your selected category against DECA members in your District to qualify for ‘SCDC!’

  • Massachusetts State Career Development Conference

    • Marriot Copley Hotel in Boston, MA

    • March 10-12

    • Compete against the best in Massachusetts to qualify for ‘ICDC!’

  • International Career Development Conference

    • Orlando, FL

    • April 30-May 3

    • Compete against the best of the best and attend leadership conferences


Massachusetts

Competitive

Event

Listing


Preparing for competitive events
Preparing for Competitive Events

  • Practice exams

  • Practice role-plays

    • Following key indicators during role-plays

  • Links for practice tests

    • http://tinyurl.com/26uapn6

    • http://tinyurl.com/27rythj


Fundraising
Fundraising

  • Spend less on membership fees, SCDC, and ICDC- FUNDRAISE!

    • ESPN Coaches Fundraising Program

      • Sell 2-year $40 subscriptions and keep 75% of the profits!

      • http://www.deca.org/partners/42/

    • Go to: http://www.deca.org/index.php?option=com_fcpartners&f_industry=57 for a list of DECA’s fundraiser business partners!


Student leaders of deca
Student Leaders of DECA

  • Chapter Officers

    • Plan events for the chapter

    • Maintain communication with all members

    • Keep records, finances, attendance, and participation in order

  • State Officers

    • Maintain state-wide leadership and communication

    • Act as a liaison between state association and chapters

    • Record attendance and participation in state activities

    • Act as a role model for members of MA DECA

  • International Officers

    • Advisor to National Association

    • Work with MA DECA and chapters to recruit members

    • Promote national programs

    • Lead the International Career Development Conference

    • Assist or participate in state conferences whenever possible

    • Act as an outstanding leader


Why deca
Why DECA?

  • DECA provides scholarships to members going to college!

    • http://massdeca.org/pages/scholarships.dwt

  • Being a member of DECA is a beneficial addition to a resume when applying to a job or college

  • Discover business careers that you may be interested in!