DECA PROVIDES SOFT SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE
Students are gaining the technical skills they need to succeed, but how do you teach them the skills they need to succeed in the workplace? Can they
work in a team
present themselves professionally
The "soft skills" are critical to a student's success in the workplace; without them, students may struggle and may even fail, no matter how knowledgeable they are in their field of study.
When students join DECA, they not only have a platform to demonstrate their technical skills through out competitive events, they also have a chance to work on their "soft skills" at our various conferences and suggested chapter activities. These conference and activities include developing reports and proposals, planning and creating resumes for scholarships and jobs, working with customers, improving informal communication, making formal presentations, identifying, defining and solving the problem, thinking critically, using group decision making and problem solving, presenting a professional image, networking, working in groups and teams, learning about team processes, demonstrating team building, being a team leader and running successful meetings.
These "soft skills" are crucial for success in college and in the workplace.