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Create a Chapter

How to start a Business or Marketing Program

In Ohio, DECA is a co-curricular part of a career-technical program in business, marketing, and finance. To start a DECA chapter, you must first have a career-technical program in you school.

What is Career Technical Education?

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. To start a CTE program, click here

How to Apply for a DECA Chapter

Once your school has a CTE program or if your school already has a business, finance or marketing CTE program, you can become a new association of Ohio DECA and gain all the advantages that it offers. To start a local DECA chapter, click here

For assistance in developing a local chapter, International DECA offers many resources at this link,

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