Charles-Antoine Brosseau, a student of Algonquin College and the collaborative Bachelor of Information Technology – Network Technology (BIT-NET) program with Carleton University, took gold in the IT Network Systems Administration contest at the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition. The 2017 competition was held from May 1 to 3, 2017 in Toronto.
Having represented Algonquin College at the provincial contest, Brosseau now advances to the Skills Canada National Competition, taking place May 31 to June 3, 2017 in Winnipeg, as part of Team Ontario. In addition to the division title, Brosseau received the highest score among technology competitors and was awarded the $2,000 cash prize.
The Skills Ontario Competition hosted more than 2,000 participants competing in 67 contests and drew a crowd of 30,000 guests.
The IT Network Systems Administration contest assessed competitors’ skills by testing their ability to build, configure and manage a network. The contest included working with virtual servers, work stations and networking equipment.
The BIT program, jointly offered by Carleton’s School of Information Technology and Algonquin College, provides four programs of study; Information Resource Management; Interactive Multimedia and Design; Network Technology; and Photonics and Laser Technology to students at both institutions. The BIT degree provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to meet the technology needs of today and tomorrow.