The Armory is a School-Based Enterprise (SBE) fully operated by a group of junior and senior students from Oak Creek high school who have completed many business, marketing and technology courses preparing them for their future endeavors. Students apply and interview for a position each school year. Students work throughout the summer months in preparation for the upcoming school year; managing and training student-staff members at our three brick and mortar locations (NGC, 10-12 Campus, and Stadium Store) and our E-commerce site. Although we continuously work as a team, everyone is assigned individual roles in which they are responsible for. Students are trained for every position so they have first-hand experience in a fully functioning business.
Students also are encouraged to participate in business and marketing clubs; FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and DECA (Marketing Club)
FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions (FBLA Competitive Events), leadership development, and educational programs.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and. entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
★DECA Gold Certification Summary★
In the 2019-2020 school year, the Armory competed in the DECA Gold Chapter Certification for the School-Based Enterprise (SBE). Through this certification, the Armory students entered to compete in the Food Service Operations event by documenting their experience in the SBE categories; key achievement indicators of the National Curriculum Standards in marketing, finance, and management. In January of 2020, a group of three students competed at DECA’S State Competition in Lake Geneva, and were recognized and received the Gold Chapter recognition for our School-based Enterprise. The Armory was awarded the highest standard for the 2019-2020 Food Service Operation event for the School-Based Enterprise; winning the Gold Certification and receiving a plaque. The Armory is very proud of all the students that worked together to achieve this award.
**All photos taken before Covid-19
Written and created by Armory employees: Olivia E., Ashley H., Grace H.