MVCTC instructor leads students to national contest success


For the past ten years, John Underwood, the Computer Networking and Cybersecurity instructor at Miami Valley Career Technology Center(MVCTC), has been at the helm of a program that consistently has students excel in the Business Professionals of America contests.

In the two contests, Computer Network Technology and Network Administration using Cisco, Underwood has had 113 students advance to the BPA state contests.

Of those 113, 30 students earned the chance to compete at the national level, and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the nation for these two contests.

That makes the MVCTC Computer Networking & Cybersecurity program one of the most awarded labs in the nation for a high school networking program.

“It has been an honor to know and motivate such a dedicated bunch of young networkers from our diverse partner districts. I am so proud to see students achieve at this high level,” Underwood said.

For the 2024 BPA contests, Underwood has 19 students advancing to the BPA  state competition in March. His commitment to providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the rapidly evolving field of Computer Networking and Cybersecurity is inspiring.