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Liam Otten to Represent Cyber Security at Skills USA Nationals

The Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School satellite programs that participate in SkillsUSA will have one of their own competing at the 2022 national conference. Following the conclusion of state competitions, New Albany High School junior Liam Otten will represent the Cyber Security program at this summer’s SkillsUSA national conference.

Liam Otten (Jr., New Albany) qualified for nationals by finishing first overall in the Internetworking competition that was held at the SkillsUSA Ohio conference during the first week of May. The state champion will now move on to the SkillsUSA national competition, which will be held in Atlanta, Ga. from June 20-24, 2022. 

Two additional cybersecurity students joined Otten at the state competition, both students at New Albany High School. Juniors Teja Akella (IT Services) and William Vance (Related Technical Math) both competed but did not place.

Out of the Architecture & Construction Management program housed at Gahanna Lincoln High School, two students competed and placed inside the top five in their respective competitions. Senior Roberta Eloise Fisher finished second overall in the Job Interview category while junior Nadia Ndematebem took third place in the t-shirt design competition. Both are students at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

Satellite programs at Eastland-Fairfield outfit independent CTSO chapters, in addition to chapters that are housed at Eastland and Fairfield career centers. SkillsUSA state results from Eastland-Fairfield satellite chapters are listed below.

For more information about Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools and its high school and adult programs, please visit www.EastlandFairfield.com

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. They improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. SkillsUSA serves more than 333,527 students and instructors annually. This includes 19,019 instructors who join as professional members. Including alumni, SkillsUSA membership totals over 394,000. SkillsUSA has served nearly 14 million annual members cumulatively since 1965 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor as a successful model of employer-driven workforce development.

Liam Otten takes the stage as state champion at SkillsUSA Ohio competition.


2022 SkillsUSA State Results  (name, class, home school, event, program - placement)

New Albany High School

Liam Otten (Jr., New Albany) - Internetworking, Cyber Security - 1st place  $

Teja Akella (Jr., New Albany) - IT Services, Cyber Security

William Vance (Jr., New Albany) - Related Technical Math, Cyber Security

Gahanna Lincoln High School

Roberta Eloise Fisher (Sr., Gahanna Lincoln) Job Interview, Architecture & Construction Management - 2nd place

Nadia Ndematebem (Jr., Gahanna Lincoln) T-Shirt Design, Architecture & Construction Management - 3rd place

$  denotes that the student has qualified for national competition

Nadia Ndematebem (left) and Robert Eloise Fisher (right) pose with their medals after competing at SkillsUSA Ohio.Nadia Ndematebem (left) and Robert Eloise Fisher (right) pose with their medals after competing at SkillsUSA Ohio.


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