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About Crater DECA

For the last 14 years, Crater DECA has prepared emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.

DECA's goal is for its members to develop a "career success kit" to carry into their professional and personal lives after graduation, including

  • Occupational skills needed for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and entrepreneurship
  • Leadership skills
  • An understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility
  • Ethical behavior in personal and business relationships
  • An understanding of the role of our free enterprise system in the global economy

To accomplish this, DECA uses on-the-job experience, chapter projects, and a competency based competitive events program in more than 35 specific occupational areas. These events emphasize academic and vocational excellence as building blocks for successful careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management, and demonstrate the direct relationship between DECA's comprehensive education program and the real needs of business and industry. Each year, more than 112,000 members participate in competitions on the local, state/provincial and international levels with over 900 competing in California at the District Career Development Conferences and over 700 competitors at the State Career Development Conference.

Calendar of Events

  1. Meeting    Wednesday, Sept 19  in Tech Center at Lunch
  2. Meeting     Tuesday, Oct 2 –in Tech Center at Lunch
            • Meeting will cover Role Plays, OIT competition, Boot Camp, Tie Dye fundraiser, etc.
  3. DECA Boot Camp   Wednesday, Oct. 3 –– Crater – 4:00 – 6:30 (free)
  4. Fall Competition @ OIT October 10  –– K Falls – All Day (Free)
  5. Tie Dye Fundraiser (Oct 11??)
  6. DECA Month – November – we will do a lot of stuff! Fun TBA
  7. Western Regional Leadership Conference
    Nov. 15 - 17 –– Seattle
    •  (~$400 for hotel, travel and registration)
    • 13 states - ~900 high school students
    • Traveling up with N. Medford
    • We will try to fundraise to help offset costs
  8. December – KCC Skills Competition - TBA
  9. January – Winter Districts at SOU (Free)
  10. February – Winter Skills at Crater (Free)
  11. State Career Development Conference (SCDC):  February 24-26, Portland, Oregon (~S325)
  12. International Career Development Conference (ICDC): April 24-27, Anaheim, California (~$800)
  13. Links to National DECA and Oregon DECA

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