Guam – Students in GCC’s CTE Marketing classes in the five island public high schools dressed for success today, competing in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Event in the GCC MPA.
A total of 112 students from the five schools took a comprehensive marketing exam this morning that tested their knowledge of the marketing industry. This afternoon, the students competed in a marketing role-play in which they were given different marketing scenarios that they had to present to a professional from one of 11 island businesses or the University of Guam.
The students must score 70 percent or higher on the exam and finish in the top two in a role-play category in order to attend the national DECA conference in May. The role-play categories are apparel and accessories, business services, food marketing, retail merchandising, and marketing management.
[Triziah Calingo, a senior from Okkodo High School, gives her pitch as to whether to open an online or a physical store for some cookware to Lalanie Jamison, GHD administrative manager, during the GCC CTE Marketing DECA State Event competition Feb. 21 in the GCC MPA.]