Student Success Stories

We are proud of our students and their accomplishments. Success is measured by each individual. This section highlights former students with "their" stories. Click on a name and become inspired.

Emmanual Barnes Doug Hedges Mike Smith
Constance Boahn Dave Kuehne Kenneth McNay
Dominique Craddock William White  

 


  

Cisco NetRiders Skills Challenge

NetRiders leverages Cisco's Web 2.0 technologies to create an interactive experience, enhance classroom learning, and motivate young people to further pursue technology education and training. Students test their Networking/IT skills through a series of online exams and simulation activities using Cisco Packet Tracer.

The NetRiders Skills Challenge is open to post-secondary students enrolled in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum within the past 6 months across the U.S. and Canada. The competition spans a 6-week period between Oct. - Nov. Teams of students have the opportunity to advance through three contest levels and compete for the Grand Prize awarded to the top two teams across US and Canada -- an all-expense paid trip to Cisco's corporate office in San Jose, California, during January of the following year.

Click here to find out more about this exciting competition.

Cisco NetRiders - 2014

Rules changed somewhat this year. Post-secondary competition is now held in the Spring. Once again students competed individually. All 20 Academy students participated in the first round of competition. This year the top 2 scores above 70% from each academy advanced to round 2. Michael Griffin and Matthew Carpenter won that honor and will be competing on May 1, 2014.

Cisco NetRiders - 2013

Once again, post-secondary students competed individually. All 31 of our students participated in the initial round of competition. The top five scores above 60% from each academy in the state advanced to round 2. At the conclusion of round two, Academy students Garrette Allen, James Bizzell, Janice Adams, Michael Griffin, and Jason Burnette finished 5th, 7th, 16th, 17th and 20th, respectively, out of 20 total contestants.

Cisco NetRiders - 2012

Once again, post-secondary students competed individually. All 36 of our students participated in the initial round of competition. The top five scores above 60% from each academy in the state/providence advanced to round 2. At the conclusion of round two, Academy students Jerry Shockley, Harold Davis, Adam Dickinson, Sean Parker, and Andrew Jarman finished 4th, 10th, 14th, 16th and 18th, respectively, out of 28 total contestants.

Secondary school competition remained in the 2-student team format this year. After advancing to the state-level competition, the team of Keon Daniels and Dylan Weyrich finished 7th and the team of Brandon Dalton and Shane Forler finished 12th. The team of Kyle Warfel and Terrace Myles also advanced to round 2, but were not available to compete.

Cisco NetRiders - 2011

The competition format changed this year. Students competed individually rather than on two-person teams. Nearly half the students competing at state-level were from the Cisco Networking Academy at FTCC. At the conclusion of round two, Academy students Clint Abrams, Kenneth McNay, Kevin Lassing, James Bass, and Robert Patterson finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th, respectfully. Congratulations to these students and to all our students who participated.

Cisco NetRiders - 2010

FTCC Networking Academy repeated a strong presence for this competition. The Academy fielded 12 2-student teams. After the initial round of the competition, three teams advanced to the state-level round. At the conclusion of round two, the team of Josh Bulls and Yolanda Sampedro finished 4th, Thimi Kollar and Monique Saunders finished 5th, and the team of Tyler Falgione and Franck Todote' placed 6th. Congratulations to all our students who participated.

Cisco NetRiders - 2009

FTCC Networking Academy had a strong presence for this competition. The Academy fielded 16 2-student teams. After the initial round of the competition, 2 teams advanced to the state-level round. At the conclusion of round two, the team of Kerri Whitney and Ryan Hamman finished 4th and the team of Michael Germany and James Hall placed 9th. Congratulations to all our students who participated.

 


 

Cisco Live Dream Team - 2012

Cisco Live is the premier educational event for networking professionals world-wide. Networking academies from the US and Canada nominated their best students. From over 80 nominations, ten made the cut. Our own Clinton Abrams was one of those ten. Clinton traveled to San Jose, CA in June to work along side of Cisco's best engineers in the Network Operations Center during the event. Congratulations Clint! See the 2012 dream team (Clint is second from the right).

 


SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Click here to find out more about this exceptional organization.

SkillsUSA - 2014

Two Networking Academy students competed in the Internetworking State-level competition held in Greensboro, NC in April.

Dequan Powell captured 4th place honors while David Bizzell finished in 5th place. See them here.

SkillsUSA - 2013

Two Networking Academy students competed in the Internetworking State-level competition held in Greensboro, NC in April.

Raymond Duffy won 2nd place honors while Stephen Follette finished in 3rd place. See them here.