Digital Media Technology students at the Indiana County Technology (left to right), Spencer McKee, Jennifer Lomman, and Savannah Yugovich

Three students from Indiana County Technology Center’s Digital Media Technology program recently placed second in a national competition hosted by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI). The competition invited high school students around the country to create a video about how Career and Technical Education helps students create a brighter future. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the DMT Students have earned honors for their productions.

NOCTI, the leading provider of assessments and assessment-related services for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation, launched the national video contest in September 2011. The contest was designed to challenge CTE students to create an original two-minute video showcasing the value and relevance of CTE in building the nation’s workforce.

Digital Media Technology Students, Jennifer Lomman, Spencer McKee, and Savannah Yugovich submitted their production, “Filling the Gap” at the end January. The production addresses the growing issue of the lack of skilled labor in the United States and the solutions Career and Technical Education can provide to counter this crisis. All three are first year students in the program. Spencer McKee, a Blairsville Junior stated, “Being a first year student, this honor is an incredible achievement that really speaks volumes to the opportunities available to Career and Technical Education students.”

The video contest prize package includes a cash prize as well as a pizza party for the students. The winning videos can be viewed on the NOCTI website at

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