DC students win big at Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian National Championship 2021

Last month, seven Durham College (DC) School of Business, IT & Management students competed against their peers at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Canadian National Championship 2021. Hosted by CCI Learning, an education technology company, the MOS competition tests the skills of students aged 13 to 22 years old in Microsoft Office applications.

Students were tasked with taking certification exams for Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel, with the highest scores determining who placed at the top of each category.

At the end of the competition, four DC students placed across all categories, with Maggie McCrimmon taking first place and Hayden Ellis placing third in the Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps & Office 2019) category. Brandon Linde also placed first in the Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps & Office 2019) category, while Garret Duncan took third place in the Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps & Office 2019) category.

All winners received a medal of achievement and certificate, while the first-place students received a $1,500 scholarship, and have been invited to represent Canada at the MOS World Championship 2021 competition.

Due to COVID-19, the dates for the World Championship have not yet been released. When it takes place, DC’s first place students will have the opportunity to compete for a chance at a $7,000, $3,500 and $1,500 monetary prize.

Congratulations to DC’s winning students and good luck at the World Championship!