Four local teams have finished top in the Hong Kong/Macau Youth Networking Skill Competition held earlier this month. They were chosen based on the results of practical and written tests held at the Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) in Tsing Yi on May 14. Two teams from IVE Tsing Yi, one combined team from IVE Shatin and The University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education, and Macau's Pui Ching Middle School won the competition hosted by networking products manufacturer Cisco Systems. Three other teams were rated outstanding - from IVE Tsing Yi, Pui Ching and Escola Secundaria Luso-Chinesa Luis Gonzaga Gomes of Macau. A total of 22 teams from secondary schools of both Hong Kong and Macau, plus the IVEs, took part. Organisers said the competition had illustrated a high level of enthusiasm towards network design and technology among students, the youngest being 15. The competition was based on networking skills and the Cisco Network Academy programme. Participating schools were given temporary e-learning accounts to access relevant study materials and tools on the internet. Organisers are planning to expand the competition to include universities and mainland students next year.