IT Skills Standards 2020 and Beyond:

Collin College and the National Convergence Technology Center are proud to announce a new NSF ATE grant received September 2018 entitled "IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond" (ITSS 2020). Employer led, this grant will produce future-facing IT job skills for the top 8 -10 critical job clusters. For information about the work of the IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond grant, please view the documents below for more detailed information:

For more information contact Dr. Ann Beheler, .

Welcome to the National Convergence Technology Center

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) helps colleges meet the fast-growing demand from business and industry seeking IT specialists (mobile networks, edge computing, private/public cloud computing, "Internet of Things," mobile device integration, storage and network virtualization, video and voice integration, all over a secure network). Specifically, the National CTC actively:

  • Engages a Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to identify needed skills which inform curriculum updates nationally.
  • Invigorates faculty to teach emerging technologies through professional development.
  • Provides virtual lab capability for students to reduce costs and increase availability.
  • We implement best practices for recruiting, retaining and graduating underserved students.
  • Uses stackable certificates and articulation agreements to increase the number of students completing certificates and degrees.
  • Supports high schools, colleges, and universities nationally through the "Convergence College Network" (CCN) Community of Practice (CoP) whereby members share expertise with one another to improve their IT programs.
  • Disseminate materials and processes via websites, webinars, conference presentations, social media and white papers.

Click below for a letter from our Executive Director Ann Beheler or to download CTC's brochure:

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Upcoming Events:

2020 WASTC 2020 Winter ICT Educators' Conference— January 6 & 7 — San Jose, CA

2020 Innovations Conference— March 1 - 4 — Seattle, Washington

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