Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
The mission of DECA is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. This organization helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service.
DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business and education partnerships. DECA, a national association of marketing education students, provides members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program.
DECA utilizes on-the-job experience, chapter projects, and program of competitive events in specific marketing occupational areas. These events emphasize academic excellence as building blocks for successful marketing and management careers, demonstrating the direct relationship between marketing education and the real needs of business industry. Each year more than 110,000 students participate in the competitions on the local, state and international levels.
Students enrolled in Marketing I and II are given the opportunity to become a member of Parkway Central’s well respected DECA club. The Parkway Central Marketing Program and DECA organization involves nearly 200 students and is sponsored by Susan Hoffman and Cara Weiss. As a member of DECA, students will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to compete against other schools in the spring during DECA competition. They may compete in DECA competition at the local, state and international level. This year, state competition will be held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks. National DECA is held in various cities, including Orlando, Florida; San Francisco or Anaheim, California; Denver, Colorado; and Nashville, Tennessee.
Sponsor: Mrs. Lueken