March 9, 2021
INTRODUCING THE NEW DECA DIRECT
DECA is excited to launch a reimagined DECA Direct Online! The new site is loaded with features and brings together everything you want and need - all in one place.
VIRTUAL ICDC
Virtual ICDC Overview

Watch this newly-released 10-minute informational video with detailed information on DECA's 2021 Virtual International Career Development Conference. Don’t have time to watch it? Read the transcript of it!
PROGRAM UPDATES
DECA Direct:
What Comes Next?

It’s time to look forward to what comes next! Whether prepping for college, seeking internships or starting their career, students will find the resources they need to stand out.
ICDC Registration Scholarships

DECA is providing registration scholarships to students participating in Virtual ICDC thanks to a generous contribution from the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation.
Taking Stock with Teens Spring Survey

We need your help! Share the spring "Taking Stock with Teens" survey with your students to help us gauge brand preferences and spending habits among teens.
DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grants

Over $20,000 in VBC-DECA Hotel Challenge grants will be awarded to DECA chapters for the 2021-2022 academic year thanks to the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation. Apply by March 26, 2021.
Advocacy Campaign Winners Announced

February was Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month and many chapters worked hard to advocate in their communities and with policymakers by completing DECA's Advocacy Campaign.
Congrats to the FIDM Challenge Winners

Over 130 entries were submitted for this year's FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge. Congratulations to the top four winning teams who will be recognized during Virtual ICDC!
PARTNER NEWS
Virtual Shamrocks for MDA

Celebrate March and support the Muscular Dystrophy Association by virtually participating in the iconic MDA Shamrocks Program. The deadline for all donations to MDA for recognition during Virtual ICDC is March 25, 2021.
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