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A Success Story for Virtual Labs

One of the benefits available to “Level 1” members of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Convergence College Network community is access to free Network Development Group (NDG) online virtual labs to support A+, Net+ and Security+ courses. Since 2016, these CTC virtual labs – hosted by grant partner schools Collin College, Georgia Southern University, […]

HI-TEC 2017 Preview

HI-TEC is about a month away and the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and the Convergence College Network (CCN) are well-represented this year with five panels and workshops as well as a convening following the event. First up, Ann Beheler from the National CTC will be giving a Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) presentation […]

Summer Working Connections Preview

Summer is almost here and that means it’s almost time for Working Connections. This year, our 17th summer, we have three: Working Connections North, June 5-9 in Lansing, Michigan; Working Connections South, June 19-23 in Jacksonville, Florida; and Working Connections Texas, July 10-14 in Frisco, Texas. The goal of Working Connections is to provide faculty […]

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National CTC Funded for Another Five Years

The National Science Foundation has awarded the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) a $3.9 million renewal grant to spend the next five years addressing the ongoing shortage of skilled IT workers.  This new grant will run through June 2022 and focus on emerging technologies – led by cloud computing and software-defined networking, plus the rapid […]

A New Approach to Helping Foster Diversity

Most community college educators know what it takes to recruit and retain under-served populations (hands-on activities, early outreach, success stories, role models, community events, data tracking, intrusive advising, and the list goes on). The trick is that those strategies must be employed again and again in order to deliver sustained results. But with community college […]

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NVC Student Panel Recap

The National Science Foundation requires that all Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers like the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) host annual program reviews led by what’s called an “NVC” – National Visiting Committee. These yearly NVC meetings look at the work of the center over the previous 12 months to make sure grant goals are […]

Hello to Our Newest Partner

Meet David Pope, lead representative for our newest Convergence Technology Center partner college, Ozarks Technical Community College. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Missouri State University. Prior to joining OTC, David worked in hospital information systems for five years, and has worked in collections, legal investigation, and game design. Currently, David teaches […]

9 Things We Learned at Our Fall Conferences

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) attended several conferences this fall to make presentations and sit on panels and roundtables; to disseminate information about our grant work at exhibit hall booths, to recruit new member schools to our Convergence College Network (CCN) community of practice, and – when time permits – to attend breakout sessions […]

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Welcome Belicia Miraval Albornoz

Belicia Miraval Albornoz has been a regular at Convergence Technology Center events for several years now, first as a student representative showcased at conferences and meetings, then later as an adjunct attendee learning cutting-edge topics at Working Connections. And now we’ll be seeing even more of her because Belicia has recently taken on lead for […]