Jack Jordan places first at regional SkillsUSA competition

Jack Jordan poses for a photo during the awards program at the regional SkillsUSA competition.

Jack Jordan, a student at Knox County Career and Technology Center (CTC), claimed first place in the SkillsUSA regional competition in the information technology services event. The competition was held on March 10, 2023, at the Clay County Area Technology Center in Manchester.

The information technology services event tests students’ ability to manage and maintain computer systems and networks. The competition was challenging, but not for Jack, as he continues to add to his SkillsUSA awards collection. He is a junior at Knox Central this year.

CTC principal Ralph Halcomb says Jack is their go-to for all things technology at the school. “When we need a computer or printer to be worked on, I tell my staff that Jack will be here later in the day and that he will be able to fix it.”

CTC staff members agreed with Principal Halcomb, praising Jack for his technical expertise and being willing to help at the school.

Skills USA is a national organization that provides students with opportunities to showcase their technical and professional skills. After placing at regional events, students move on to state and national-level contests. Jack now advances to the Kentucky SkillsUSA competition, where he will compete April 19-22.

Have an interest in computers and networking? Students are encouraged to enroll in the computer science pathway at Knox County CTC. They may contact teacher Scott Payne or principal Ralph Halcomb for more information.