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DECA and Chamber Partnership Announced

Thursday, September 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Raoul Sada
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The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce has a new partnership with all the all the DECA Clubs of the Dysart Unified School District. This arrangement is a natural extension of the partnership that was forged with Career and Technical Education Internship program with Dysart Unified School District.


Raoul Sada, President and CEO of the Chamber said "This new partnership is a strategic investment in our youth and serves to connect education to workforce development. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools throughout our region. This is a natural fit for chambers." 


DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.


Because of this unique connection between education and workforce development, the Chamber can help grow our next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs:

  • Each DECA club receives a complimentary membership to the Chamber; students are encouraged to participate in Chamber activities and programs. 
  • The Chamber will help promote the resources that are available to the business community by DECA and the CTE program.
  • Students will receive a free Jr. Chamber membership.
  • We will continue our practice of giving DECA and CTE students/faculty ten complimentary seats at every breakfast.  
  • DECA and CTE students/staff are encouraged to engage with the business community in creating mutually beneficial relationships. The DECA students are always looking for projects from designing logos to creating marketing plans.
  • over 100 DECA students will assist the Chamber with special projects.  All four DECA clubs will help the Chamber canvas all the retail businesses this fall when we launch the Shop Surprise, business retention program.


How This Ties Back to Our Mission: The mission of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is to champion economic prosperity, foster a pro-business climate, and to improve the quality of life in our region. When employers can find workers with the right skills and qualifications, our community can attract investment, drive growth, and spur innovation. The Chamber is in a unique position to connect the business community with the educational assets in our community that form the foundation of economic development.