• Franklin High School

     Club/Activity Information

     NJ DECA Handbook

    Deadline for signups and choosing events is November 1st, 2018.

    Club Name: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)


    Advisor names: Brian Hurler and Ken Trout


    Advisor’s Message:

    DECA members participate in meaningful real world simulations that are judged by actual business persons while competing against other DECA high school students from throughout the state.  Students have the opportunity to qualify for state and national competitions.


    Philosophy (Mission) Statement:

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


    Goals of the Club:

    This vocational student organization of students in Marketing Education programs functions through local Chapters and the statewide organization.  New Jersey DECA has as its purpose the furthering of the welfare of its members in the following ways:

    ·        To enable the student to realize the importance of the duties in the Marketing field and to strive to maintain the standards of the field as a profession.

    ·        To develop progressive leadership that is competent, assertive, self-reliant, and cooperative in Marketing Education through the exploration of vocational opportunities in this field.

    ·        To create an appreciation of and an abiding interest in, chosen occupations as a vocation through an understanding of the opportunities offered.

    ·        To promote understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship in our free enterprise system.

    ·        To encourage the use of high ethical standards in business and industry.

    ·        To provide for mental and physical health through social and recreational activities.

    ·        To foster a strong concern for the civic, social and moral responsibilities of business to society.

    ·        To foster esteem for vocational education and to further the desire to keep abreast of current developments in business and industry, through the use of the training facilities they offer, both in school and in adult life.


    Meeting Dates and Times:          Tuesdays         2:45-3:20pm


    Meeting Location:                      Room B123


    Admission Criteria for Students:

    ·        DECA members can begin their experience as early as the ninth grade by enrolling in a marketing, finance, hospitality, business management or entrepreneurship course.

    ·        http://www.deca.org/membership/highschool/


    Projects and Activities Planned for 2018-2019:


    *       January 4, 2019                         East Regional Conference at Kean University

                ·               March 6 -March 8                          High School State Career Development Conference, 

                                                                               Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ


    ·        April 27 - April 30, 2019            High School International Career Development Conference

                                                                                Orlando, Fl




    For a full listing of DECA Competitive events and other helpful information regarding the competitions please refer to the below web sites:


    ·        Link to National DECA                       www.deca.org

    ·        Link to New Jersey DECA                  www.njdeca.org