New Jersey DECA is administered and managed by Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, for New Jersey’s students and advisors. The state high school division officers give direction to the State Advisor for implementation of their activities and events for the year based on advice from chapter advisor’s and the student membership. The State Advisor then organizes and administers the organization.
New Jersey DECA became a member state in 1961. Since that time, New Jersey DECA has grown to include three operating divisions: High School, Collegiate, and Professional.
Within the state, New Jersey DECA is divided into two divisions: Blue and Gold. These divisions allow New Jersey DECA to offer opportunities for more students to become involved in the various activities planned throughout the year. These divisions are further divided into three regions: North, Central and South.
New Jersey DECA has three levels of competition: regional, state, and international. New Jersey DECA competition begins with a series of regional conferences. The winners from the Regional Conferences are then eligible for the State Career Development Conference. The winners from the State Career Development Conference are then eligible for the International Career Development Conference. The state advisor must approve and sanction all competitors at the state and international levels.
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