Nine River Valley Technical Center students earn certification

RVTC students from left to right: MacKenzie Hoag, Tucker Watson, Benjamin Bileau, Zachery Barker, Marley Greenslet, Jayden Rogstad, Owen Massey, Nicholas Lescord, and Ms. Wilson. Photo provided.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Students in Ms. Wilson’s Technology Essentials and Hands On Computers classes traveled to Colby Sawyer College to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam on Tuesday, April 3. The students walked away with a 100 percent pass rate as all nine students passed and earned this industry-recognized credential.

“The students were nervous going into the test, but they all worked diligently beforehand. They studied and practiced and it all paid off in the end,” said Ms. Wilson, the Technology Essentials and Hands On Computers instructor at the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, Vt.

The Comp TIA IT Fundamentals is an introduction to basic IT literacy in five categories: software, hardware, security, networking, and basic IT literacy. The exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions and students have a limited time of 60 minutes. This is the first level of CompTIA certifications. The next exam is CompTIA A+; Ms. Wilson has three students working towards passing this challenging level.

The River Valley Technical Center offers the opportunity to earn Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) in all of their programs. The benefits of industry-recognized credentials are many; high school and postsecondary career and technical education programs can lead to associate degrees, certificates, and IRCs can help young people find skilled employment and give them the option of later returning to school for a higher degree. Employers also benefit from a more highly skilled workforce with certifiable skills. To learn more about the River Valley Technical Center or our Technology Essentials and Hands On Computer programs, please visit or call us at 802-885-8300.

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