IT Academy Olympics

Overview and History

The Third Annual IT Academy Olympics will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 in the James J. Beckett Building on NMC's main campus in Traverse City, Michigan.

Sponsored by a variety of local businesses, the competition is designed to give teams of area career and technical education (CTE) students an opportunity to apply their information technology skills.

First offered in 2016 to infrastructure students at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) Career-Tech Center (CTC), the competition was, in 2017, expanded to include developer students. More than 80 students participated in the 2017 competition, which featured a new website design competition and a robot design course.

CTE students from the Charlevoix-Emmet and Wexford-Missaukee school districts have been invited to participate in this year's competition.

Competition Format

The competition is designed to challenge students to apply both their soft and technical skills. Each team of four is comprised of infrastructure and development students, selected at random from a master roster. During the 90-minute morning and afternoon sessions, teams will compete in two of the following four events:

  • Build a website per specifications
  • Assemble, configure and network a PC
  • Prepare a presentation on an IT-related topic
  • Develop a concise set of instructions for reconstructing an object


Companies and individuals interested in making donations should download this document or use this online form. Both cash and in-kind donations are welcome. In-kind donations will be used as door prizes. All donations are tax deductible.


All interested volunteers are welcome. Contact John Velis for more information at or (231) 995-1152.

3rd Annual IT Academy Olympics

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: James J. Beckett Building on NMC's main campus

Contact: John Velis, or (231) 995-1152

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