North Dakota DECAPreparing Emerging Leaders in Marketing, Mangement, and Entrepreneurship
HERE WE GO
Learn. Grow. Achieve.
High School Students
This is the place to start your DECA Career! We’re combining real-life experience with classroom activities to help you graduate from high school with a full resume and a headstart on your future. Take this opportunity and make it yours! Here We Go!
Whether you’re a member, parent, advisor, school administrator or marketing education supporter you’re in the right place to begin your ND DECA story!
See what it means to be a DECA Member and who to contact on your campus. Join the association helping young leaders interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, management, finance, or hospitality develop skills, gain experience, and launch a successful career.
DECA programs exist in 24 of our high schools and career and technology centers in the state.
Reconnect with the association that gave you so much.
Nine colleges and universities have a Collegiate DECA Chapter.
Classrooms led by dedicated educators are filled with students across North Dakota to learn about marketing, management, hospitality, finance and entrepreneurship.
Our Mission & Vision
North Dakota DECA was chartered in 1953 and was organized around one ambition goal: to improve educational and career opportunities for students.
In the years since its formation, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation and has become nationally known for integrating academic achievement with vocational skills and creating linkages with the business community.
Over time, the needs of our membership have changed and we have changed to meet them. The fundamental reasons we formed remain at our core: first, effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to pursue their dreams, and second, marketing education works best when it’s part of an integrated education program.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs
for careers in marketing,
finance, hospitality and management
in high schools and colleges in
North Dakota and across the Globe.
Meet ND DECA
Members, Advisors, and Alumni are the lifeblood of ND DECA which is why we want you to meet them! Here are just a few of those who make DECA what it is.
3rd Year Member
Meet Olivia Elfman, a third-year DECA Member at Lake Area CTC in Devils Lake! She prefers Sweedish fish for a treat and likes the color purple the most. Her dream job is a Business Manager in the Interior Design industry.
Her favorite experience so far was attending Fall Leadership Conference and taking part in the team building activities that the National Guard lead.
2nd Year Member
Meet Tyler, a Senior at Minot State University and involved Member. He is a fan of skittles and the color green. His favorite DECA Experience so far is attending ICDC because of the big production and career-enhancing networking opportunities throughout the conference.
Mr. Alex Westman
Alex is off to a great start as a first year advisor at Watford City High School who is enjoying all of the ways his Members are accomplishing goals and taking ownership of their projects. Alex's favorite restaurant is Buffalo Wild Wings and if his office could be painted any color, it would be blue.
Mr. Bryan Schumacher
Leading the classroom in Napoleon High School as a first time DECA Advisor, but long time educator is Mr. Schumacher. His first Fall Leadership Conference is the favorite experience so far, but a close second is helping his Chapter learn more about customer service. His favorite color is Red and he's looking forward to the next ICDC in Anaheim, CA.
2019 - 2020
We’re working on the final half of the DECA Year! Already, ND Members have achieved goals, won awards, and been recognized for their leadership skills in their communities. Competition practice is underway and Career Development Conference are right around the corner.
Lots of Ways to Get Involved.
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Across North Dakota
High School Officer Team
These six leaders were elected at the 2019 North Dakota State Career Development Conference in Bismarck, ND to serve the membership of North Dakota DECA.
Collegiate Officer Team
Moving Collegiate DECA forward is what this team looks forward to doing after being elected in Fargo, ND at the Collegiate Career Development Conference.
Business partners are important to the success of North Dakota DECA. Business partners continue to support DECA and provide opportunities in leadership development, entrepreneurship, competition, and other areas that benefit youth. DECA has developed continued partnerships with many businesses in the state.
February is CTE Month!
Days Until High School CDC
Days Until Collegiate CDC
State Career Development Conference | March 15-17, 2020
International Career Development Conference | April 29 - May 2, 2020
State Career Development Conference | February 9-10, 2020
International Career Development Conference | April 22-25, 2020
ND DECA Blog
The Latest News & Updates
ND Champions! Sharing news, information, and resources to make North Dakota DECA better! Congratulations to the top scorers from the North Dakota Career Development Conference!70 judges from businesses across the state heard...read more
Why attend CDC? There are a million reasons, but here are the two biggest! You'll be able to make 500+ new friends and compete to represent ND DECA at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville! The only way to get to ICDC is through Bismarck, ND at...read more
Spend Time With Students Sharing news, information, and resources to make North Dakota DECA better! Each year high school and college members attend their State Career Development Conferences to compete and earn the right to represent...read more