Friday, April 9, 2010

Gateway AITP students take first, second place at nationals

Gateway Technical College student Jenny Counter (Kenosha) brought home first place while Jordan Mahoney (Genoa City) took second at the 15th Annual Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference in St. Louis.

Counter took first place in the Student Banner Competition while Mahoney took second in the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) Exam Competition.

Mahoney and Joseph Bergles (Union Grove) were awarded ICCP Associate Computing Professionals certifications.

A total of 27 Gateway students traveled to the March 31 competition, competing against their peers from two-year and four-year colleges from across the country. A total of 69 colleges were represented at the event.

Computer professionals from across the nation help judge these events, and are able to share their expertise with students. Competitions such as these prepare students for their career and give them experience that gives them an edge over other job-seekers as they enter the workforce.
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