Over 800 DECA members, advisors, and alumni from 30 different schools united at the Red Lion on the River Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon for the 2017 State Career Development Conference. Attendees honed their business skills, listened to motivational speakers, and connected with colleges, employers, business professionals, and other DECA members. Students also competed in a wide range of competitions, from Hospitality Services Team Decision Making to Retail Merchandising Series. Top winners were announced at the Recognition and Grand Awards Sessions.
Many of the students and advisors in attendance will be traveling to Anaheim, California this April for the 2017 International Career Development Conference. There, they will join thousands of other members from hundreds of different schools, meet businesspeople from around the globe, sit in on potentially life-changing workshops and speeches, and learn how to better prepare themselves for the future. This is truly a unique experience for students to connect with future leaders and professionals from across the world!
Thank you from Oregon DECA to everyone who helped make SCDC 2017 such an incredible experience, and to all those DECA members who are going to Own Their Futures!