Sweetwater High School had a big send off for DECA teams headed to Dallas for State Competition this week.
Founded in 1946, DECA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 185,000 high school members, 4,500 advisors, and 15,000 postsecondary collegiate division members around the world. The student members of DECA are smart, dedicated individuals already actively involved in preparing for successful careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
DECA members are experienced in workplace skills and are proven leaders within their peer groups and their neighborhood communities. DECA is not extracurricular. Rather, DECA is co-curricular and designed to be an integral part of the classroom instructional program. DECA provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the classroom instructional program, teaching the skills that a successful career in business requires. Working hand-in-hand with the educational and business communities, DECA’s goal is for its members to develop a “career success kit” to carry into their professional and personal lives after graduation.