DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.

DECA’s activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

Welcome to our DECA Website. While starting a Hospitality and Tourism Academy in Miami 9 years ago, I decided to incorporate DECA into that program. I have seen first hand how DECA members develop leadership skills by serving as officers, committee members and spokespersons, attending conferences, planning and conducting elections and meetings. When I moved to Bilbao, Spain 4 years ago, I brought the program with me and we have attended the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year since. DECA is recognized by Congress and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We are the first and only delegation in Spain to attend the conference.

Stephanie Trinidad, DECA Advisor