LHS senior earns valuable technology certification
Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017
At the Loveland City School District, our mission is Preparing Students for Tomorrow, Today. One way we live out that mission is to provide students with opportunities to expand their passions and technology knowledge through courses like the Innovation Lab offered at Loveland High School (LHS).
Today we shine the spotlight on LHS Senior Travis Fletcher who elected to pursue his A+ Certification for his Passion Project, a key component in the Innovation Lab course. A+ Certification is designed to certify the competency of entry-level computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. The A+ Certification is sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
“Attaining A+ Certification is an achievement typically pursued by college graduates and entry IT professionals,” said LHS Innovative Instructional Coach Amanda Bimonte. “Travis will be among a small minority who has earned this honor before graduating high school.”
“This certification validates my knowledge to fix computers professionally as well as helps to build my resume,” said Fletcher. “It confirms to a company that I possess the necessary knowledge to be hired.”
Companies that require A+ Certification include Dell, Canon, HP, Intel, the U.S. Department of Defense, and many others.
In reflecting on his experience as a Leader in Technology, the term designated to Innovation Lab course students, Fletcher said, “I have learned a lot during my tenure as a Leader in Technology, but by far the biggest benefit for me was having an outlet for my technological interests. Being a programmer, having the ability and time to explore the other side of technology was extremely beneficial.”
This fall Fletcher will continue his education at Northern Kentucky University where he plans to pursue a degree in Data Science.
Photo caption: LHS Senior Travis Fletcher