Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m. in room 226
What is DECA:
DECA is a student-run club existent in many schools which offers business and leadership related competitions for students. It is recognized internationally and prepares many students with presentation and communication skills, along with promoting confidence and knowledge. DECA consists of 8000 members in Ontario from over 200 schools, and over 185,000 members worldwide. DECA seeks to develop students into team cooperators who each benefit from one another’s success. It gives students hands-on experiences in fields such as marketing, business, finance, and entrepreneurship while enhancing the classroom experience through conferences and competitions that shape high school students into character-driven leaders.
Each year, an increasing number of schools are recognizing DECA as an extraordinary way to get students prepared for ‘the real world’ and their careers. This is accomplished through students being mentored by strong leaders and supportive corporate or community sponsors – enabling them with the education, skills, and motivation that they require in order to pursue a line of business. Competitions consist of written exams, case solutions to judges at the Regional, Provincial and International levels, separate written business proposals, online challenges, Chapter events and much more. In 2011, Harold M. Brathwaite’s DECA team was very successful at the Peel Regional competitions, with six members qualifying for the Provincial competitions. DECA at HB is a prestigious experience to have, any student who is interested is encouraged to join. To find out more about DECA Ontario, please visit www.DECA.ca.