CCCTC Students Travel to Nashville for DECA International Career and Development Conference

Shown are Bree Gaines, Cheyenne Crater and Lacy Matier. (Provided photo)

Shown are Bree Gaines, Cheyenne Crater and Lacy Matier. (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD — Three members of the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center DECA Chapter recently traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to attend DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) from April 23-27.

Cheyenne Crater, Lacy Matier and Bree Gaines attended the 2016 SBE Academy at ICDC and competed in the School-Based Enterprise-Food Operations event.

The SBE competition consisted of a 10-minute oral presentation judged by business professionals. The topic of competition rotates each year and is based on one of the 10 business standards covered in the written Chapter Certification project.

This year competitors made a best practice presentation on the topic of selling. Participants were evaluated on how well they met the performance indicators, the use of visuals and overall skill and performance of the presentation.

During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA’s 210,000 student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles.

The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Nashville.

This year’s #DECAICDC featured a record-breaking 18,000 members and advisors in attendance, DECA’s largest conference to date. In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and networking opportunities with more than 60 internationally recognized businesses.

For more information about DECA at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center, please contact 814-765-5308 or visit www.ccctcbusiness.blogspot.com.

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