More than 45 high school students competed at Moraine Valley Community College’s annual Tech Skills Competition last month.

High school students compete at Moraine Valley Community College’s annual Tech Skills Competition.

After competing in a virtual qualifier, district students visited campus and competed in the in-person challenge on electronics, information technology and cybersecurity, office skills and applications, and Photoshop. They encountered hands-on (such as soldering and configuration) and online testing before Moraine Valley faculty graded them and gave the top three awards to schools in each category.

 

A+IT Essentials:

1st Place – Oak Lawn Community High School

2nd Place – Argo High School

3rd Place – Eisenhower High School

 

Electronics:

1st Place – Oak Lawn Community High School

2nd Place – Oak Lawn Community High School

3rd Place – Eisenhower High School

 

Microsoft Office

1st Place – Richards High School

2nd Place – Richards School

3rd Place – Shepard High School

 

CGI

1st Place – Oak Lawn Community High School

2nd Place – Argo High School

3rd Place – Argo High School

 

“The competition was great. Staff and students really enjoyed themselves,” said Justin Valentino, Moraine Valley associate professor and coordinator of Local Area Networks. “We utilized our full-time and adjunct faculty and had a guest speaker, who chatted specifically with our dual-credit Photoshop students and gave a well-received presentation on his current work in the industry and path of study.”

The event was co-sponsored by the Moraine Area Career System and the college.

 

For news media inquiries, contact Maura Vizza, Moraine Valley communications specialist and sports information coordinator, at (708) 974-5742 or Vizzam@morainevalley.edu.