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, .

Next cluster: Technical Support - to register to attend one of the two meetings below, click here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Sunnyvale, CA
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Frisco, TX

Technical Support refers to services that entities provide to users of technology products or services. In general, technical support provides help regarding specific problems with a software, hardware or network product or service.  In some organizations it may include training.  This definition was adapted from Wikipedia with input from national IT Thought Leaders.

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:

Read the Letter


View the Brochure





Upcoming Events:

2019 National Career Pathways Network— October 12-13 — Orlando, FL

2019 Advance Technology Education Principal Investigators (ATE PI) Conference — October 23-25 — Washington, DC

Click here for more details