September 2011- Maine East - Business Education - Mr. Dale Laskey
April 2012 - Maine West - Business Education - Mr. David Baysinger
April 2012 - Maine South - Business Education - Mr. Joseph Greguras
Foundation Award: $4100 ($100 per student competing)
The Maine East, Maine West and Maine South chapters of DECA are preparing for the annual International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City which will be held from April 28 to May 2, 2012. Maine East DECA members are serious and dedicated business students who have worked extremely hard to prepare for local, area, state and national competitions. Each DECA competition involves students working in three primary areas:
Maine East DECA students have a definite advantage as they move forward in their education. In addition to training our members how to solve real-world business and economic problems, we are able to focus on both oral and written communications. As a result of their commitment to Maine East DECA, members have a better understanding of what it takes to be successful. Their level of literacy is unparalleled, and their polished communication and networking skills will prove to be some of the most important skills that are necessary going into the future.
Since 1946 DECA has filled the role of the premier student organization preparing high school and college students for careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Through DECAs program of activities, and partnerships with business and industry, students develop academic, leadership, communication, human relations, employability and civic responsibility skills. DECA’s activities and partnerships focus on local, state, national and international programs designed to encourage career exploration and recognize student achievement. DECA is co-curricular and designed as an integral part of the classroom instructional program at Maine East. The goals of DECA are: