(Minneapolis, MN) Alexandria's DECA program maintained their excellent tradition in the State Career Development Conference in Minneapolis March 3-5.
Alexandria's DECA program has 130 students in their chapter. 117 of them competed at the District Five Competition. 107 of those qualified and competed at the State Competition. At State Alexandria had 71 Finalists, received 14 Trophies including the following:
- 2 - 1st Place Trophies
- 5 - 2nd Place Trophies
- 4 - 3rd Place Trophies
- 3 - 4th Place Trophies
DECA members will compete to earn the right to attend the International Career Development Conference which will be held in Orlando, Florida on April 27-30.
Marketing education prepares high school students for rewarding careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Minnesota DECA, a school-to-work student organization, enhances that education by providing marketing related activities and leadership development based directly on classroom study. Minnesota DECA combines career exploration with school-based and work-based learning, allowing students to connect the classroom with the world of work. DECA's activities also focus on competition at the district, state and international levels in specific occupational skills, leadership development and management training and leadership conferences. Participation in DECA furthers development skills in leadership, management skills, civic consciousness, job responsibility motivation to excel, good work habits, critical thinking and problem solving.