The global competition, run by IT exam certification company Certiport, had participants from Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The “Sierra Nevada Office Assistants” team had 64 SNJCC students who competed and became certified, helping the team win the Workforce Development and/or Government sector regional category. The team now has won this category three years in a row and even managed to double the number of points earned between the 2010 and 2011 competitions.
For student Jason Lusak, winning the competition is a great payoff for his team’s efforts, but he and many of his teammates are more excited by the doors opened to them by earning their certification.
“My IC3 certification will help me get a job and make my resume more professional,” Lusak said.
The competition judges teams on the number of team members who become certified in IC3, an Internet and core computer certification program. Students must learn about computer hardware, software, networks and the Internet and take three individual exams.
“To win a global competition like this three years in a row and also continue to improve the team’s score is no small feat,” SNJCC Center Director Ken Dugan said. “The efforts of these students represent everything our center is about – education, achievement and employment.”
The students will receive a plaque and T-shirts from the global competition. They will also celebrate their win with a barbecue.
For more information about the Certiport IC3 competition, visit www.certiport.com/portal/common/htmllibrary/ic3cup/home.html. To learn more about the Office Administration trade or Sierra Nevada Job Corps, contact Helyse Turner at 789-0803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.