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

  • communicate effectively

  • solve problems

  • 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.

STATE ASSOCIATION ADVISORS

High School Association:

Paul Grethel

paul.grethel@gmail.com

 

Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez

ashleylynn8504@me.com

ADDRESS

13967 J R Drive

Walker, LA 70785

 

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504-301-7194

FAX

225-683-8610

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