Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Achieving the Impossible: What is DECA?

In yesterday's post about Gabe and his success in DECA, I neglected to explain DECA.  I probably forgot to discuss DECA because I know next to nothing about business .  Ask me about just about anything else and I can speak intelligently.  Just don't ask me about business and finance.

Here is a description of the goal of DECA from its website deca.org.

As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

http://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/high-school-competitive-events/


PARTICIPANTS
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1 participant
EXAM
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Business Administration Core
APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE
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1 content interview; 2nd for finalists
PREPARATION TIME
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10 minutes
INTERVIEW TIME
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10 minutes