LCSC freshman receives CompTIA’s IT Merit Award
Lewis-Clark State College freshman Danielle Olson has been awarded the Computing Technology Industry Association’s IT Merit Award for achievements in Information Technology studies.
Olson, who is from Lewiston and in LCSC’s Information Systems Analysis program, will receive a $250 scholarship to continue her education in the IT industry.
“The ISA program commends Danielle for her outstanding work and well deserved recognitions,” LCSC IT instructor Teresa Sadorus-Kalco said “CompTIA’s continuous support of IT education has made it possible for students like Danielle to successfully prepare for their careers.”
All students at CompTIA-member schools are eligible for the CompTIA IT Merit Award program, specifically including those from an under-represented population, including the economically disadvantages, minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. To be considered for the program, high school seniors must have completed an accredited certification program, like CompTIA’s A+, which provides the skills necessary to begin a career in IT.
The CompTIA IT Merit Award program underscores the importance of technology training and development in today’s workforce. CompTIA has endowed $1 million to its Educational Foundation to provide funding for the CompTIA IT Merit Awards. Twice a year, the program will award $250 to students who have obtained a CompTIA certification for use toward the recipient’s continuing education in the IT industry.
Sadorus-Kalco says IT job opportunities remain plentiful despite the softening of the economy. Certification programs students with the necessary knowledge to compete for the available high paying and rewarding IT positions, especially for students who are not pursing college degrees, according to Sadorus-Kalco.
For more information on the LCSC certification programs or the CompTIA IT Merit Award program, contact Sadorus-Kalco at (208) 792-2532 or visit CompTIA’s Web site at www.comptia.org