Students from career and technical schools across the state of New Jersey competed on April 10th in the SkillsUSA Information Technology Services contest. It was announced this week that County Prep junior Iosif Moraru of Jersey City won the gold medal in the competition, and is now eligible to represent New Jersey in the national championships in June.
The IT Services contest tested the student’s knowledge as an IT service professional. Because of the Covid epidemic the event employed sophisticated software that allowed students to compete on a virtual platform, performing skills-based tasks in hardware and software assembly, configuration, and maintenance in addition to a computer component knowledge exam. Contestants corrected computer issues for end users, configured and secured computer networks, and managed virtual machines, Windows and mobile devices.
In the national contest, contestants will take an official CompTIA A+ Certification exam, and receive their PC Technician certification if they pass.
“We are so proud of Iosif and his hard-earned accomplishment in becoming New Jersey’s IT champion,” stated IT instructor and SkillsUSA advisor Michael Grele. “Our state has many strong IT and STEM education programs and our program at County Prep is one of the best.”