LTU Hosts Business Competition for Oakland County High Schools

Lawrence Technological University will host the 2019 DECA High School District Competition on Friday, Dec. 13, for nearly 900 students from Oakland County high schools. The students will compete in marketing, business, finance, leadership and entrepreneurship competency areas.

Competitions and educational exercises will be held throughout the university’s Southfield campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by LTU’s College of Business and Information Technology (CoBIT), the event offers networking opportunities for the students to interact with faculty, administrators, advisory board members and LTU alumni.

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To volunteer, participate as a competition judge or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Mina Jena, the College of Business and Information Technology’s director of business programs, at

DECA, formerly the Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a not-for-profit career and technical student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and Spain. Founded in 1946, DECA prepares future leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the world.