DECA: We Value Competence, Innovation, Integrity, and Teamwork. DECA is the student leadership organization for business and marketing students that provides hands-on leadership development. Students learn how to develop, price, place, and promote products in the right business setting. The organization builds self-confidence, positive work attitudes, and communication skills. The mission of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
With over a 60 year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators, and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. DECA enhances the preparation for college and career by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition.
There are 2,247 Utah DECA members in 57 chapters across the state. DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building, and project implementation. This school year, Utah DECA has set the following goals: 1. Reach 2,500 Utah DECA members. 2. Statewide community service. (Each Utah DECA chapter is currently raising money for the Mac’s Gift Children’s Cancer Foundation.) 3. Stronger communication with chapter officers.