Owens Community College hosts DECA Fall Frenzy, Sept. 28
Students from eight area high schools showcase their knowledge and skills in marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship as they compete in the DECA Fall Frenzy as part of a collaborative effort between Owens Community College and Penta Career Center. The event takes place at Owens on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
DECA Fall Frenzy occurs from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
DECA, which stands for “Distributive Education Clubs of America”, is a national organization dedicated to enhancing educational and career opportunities for high school and college students within the areas of marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Since its founding in 1946, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation, working with the business community to integrate academic achievement with career and technical skills. Each year the organization’s scholarship program awards over $250,000 in financial assistance to students, which are generated from more than 50 corporations.
Throughout the day, students are faced with various real-world business scenarios in which they will have to provide explanations on how to effectively manage the situation. Such role-play scenarios include apparel and accessories, business services, food marketing, marketing management, full-serve restaurant, quick-serve restaurant, retail merchandising, and vehicles and petroleum. Participants make presentations in the areas of hospitality, finance, sports, travel and e-commerce. Students also take a written examination and participate in activities that will test their interview skills.
The event concludes with an awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center. The top five individuals will be honored based on judging of the team and series competitions.
Local high schools competing in the fall DECA competition include: Anthony Wayne High School, Bowling Green High School, Springfield High School, Maumee High School, Penta Career Center, Oak Harbor High School, Perrysburg High School, and Rossford High School.
Owens’ School of Business provides educational opportunities in a variety of associate degree and certificate programs, preparing students for careers in such areas as accounting, international business, marketing and sales, information systems, and office administration, among other career fields.