Welcome to Silicon Valley DECA!
Silicon Valley DECA is a district of the mother organization DECA, an international business organization for high school and college students. Silicon Valley DECA’s goal is to provide our members with a pathway to develop essential professional skills, obtain leadership opportunities, and excel in the business world.
Silicon Valley DECA started out ten years ago as a loose union of three schools, Fremont, Harker, and Monta Vista, who wanted to do something innovative. Though originally not recognized at all, Silicon Valley DECA officially became a district in 2012 and now has over 25 chapters in three different counties.
From the very beginning, Silicon Valley DECA has stressed two very important things: Innovation and Competitive Excellence. It is with these two goals that Silicon Valley DECA has become the most competitive district in California and the only district with its own District Action Team.
Silicon Valley Region
SAN JOSE CA
At the Silicon Valley Leadership and Competitive Excellence Conference, students receive hands-on training in leadership and competitions. With inspiring speeches from world-renowned guest speakers and intensive training sessions, Silicon Valley LACE proves to be the training ground for amazing business leaders and DECA competitors.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
At the Silicon Valley Career Development Conference, students get their first taste of competitions. Monta Vista DECA members compete with students from all over the Silicon Valley-Bay Area, learning what it means to become a true business professional. This competition proves to be a testing ground for the upcoming California Career Development Conference.
SANTA CLARA, CA
At the State CDC, students compete to qualify for the international conference. While competing at this conference, students will earn recognition amongst the best competitors from all over the state. Students in each event will compete for four possible qualifying spots for the international conference in Orlando.
Students who place top 4 at the State CDC will qualify for the opportunity to attend ICDC. The largest conference of the year, ICDC presents a chance for competitors to meet fellow members from all around the globe. With 16,000 attendees at ICDC, competitors will have the chance to prove that they are the best of the best.
Starting a New Chapter
Running for VP of sv
Every year, our chapters elect a new Silicon Valley Vice President at our State Conference in March. The VP of SV is meant to aid both new and existing chapters in our district thrive and achieve competitive excellence.
In order to become the VP of SV, you must demonstrate dedication and commitment to our organization as well as a desire to help our district grow. Officers are expected to dedicate time to communicating with chapters and finding new ways to benefit our district. To be eligible to run for a position, you must have passed the DECA Knowledge Test during this DECA year and have attended our leadership conference in November.
Check our Facebook page and contact our current VP of SV for further information!