Marshfield High School Students to Compete in Microsoft Office National Competition

Certifications Address Workforce Shortages

Five Marshfield High School students will compete against other students across the country in the National Championship for Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016 on June 17-19 in Orlando, Florida.

The school is a testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification as a way to prepare students for college and career success. Students become eligible for testing after completing the Computer Applications course. This past school year, 198 students earned 411 MOS certifications at no cost to them.

Marshfield High School offers industry recognized certifications that address workforce shortages in career areas such as childcare, nursing assistant, transportation, information technology, agriculture, manufacturing, and more.

“The MOS certification was a great opportunity offered by my high school to demonstrate my skills in 2016 Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel,” said Jacob Gilbertson, who will compete in the national competition. “By earning the certifications, at no cost to me, I saved time and money as these credentials will help me in college and in the world-of-work. I strongly recommend MOS certification to other students.”

Winners will progress to the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc.