County Prep senior Timmy Rodriguez of Jersey City won a bronze medal in the Information Technology Services competition at the New Jersey state SkillsUSA championships in Somerset, NJ on April 9th.
The yearly SkillsUSA championships test the best career technical students from around the state in a wide variety of technical programs.
In the SkillsUSA IT Services contest, students correct end-user computing issues, configure and secure networks, manage virtual machines, navigate, deploy, and modify operating systems, leverage troubleshooting software and tools, identify virus and malware origins, work with mobile devices, and proficiently use command-line interfaces. The contest is based on skills identified in the industry-standard CompTIA A+ certification.
Information technology teacher Michael Grele said, “we’re so proud of Timmy, he demonstrated a level of technical skills that are among the best in the state.”
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school, and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.