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Eleven Things We Heard at the NCPN

Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the National Career Pathways Network’s annual conference in Orlando to deliver a breakout presentation on the successful “BILT model” and the new 16-page Implementing the BILT Model of Business Engagement toolkit.  You can find our “Engaging with Employers and Getting Students Workforce Ready” presentation slide deck […]

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Winter Working Connections

For the fifth year in a row, the National Convergence Technology Center is offering Winter Working Connections exclusively online and registration is underway! Classes run Dec. 16-18. Loyal blog readers know that the Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current community college IT/convergence faculty (at non-profit schools only) that is […]

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IT Workers in High Demand

You’ve surely heard it before, in labor market data, in workforce reports, and in future-looking keynotes so popular at conference.  Here at the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), we hear it over and over from employer members of our Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT).  There are more IT jobs than there are skilled workers, […]

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Student Feature: Brett Piatek, University of North Texas

The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase students in information technology (IT) by capturing their testimonials. This month we’re featuring Brett Piatek, a student at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Brett, also, participated in CTC’s National Visiting Committee meeting as one of our success students given […]

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Ten Things to Consider When Voting on Job Skills

The “BILT model” (regular blog readers know that BILT stands for Business and Industry Leadership Team) championed by the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) puts employers in a co-leadership role at a technical program.  One of the cornerstones of that “BILT model” is an annual job skills validation vote in which employers prioritize and rank […]

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Student Feature: Peter Ukpebor, Collin College

The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase students in information technology (IT) by capturing their testimonials. This month we’re featuring Peter Ukpebor, a student at Collin College in Frisco, TX. Peter, also, participated in CTC’s National Visiting Committee meeting as one of our success students given the opportunity to […]

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CCN Focus: Heather Sanders, Midland College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of […]

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Student Poster Session at HI-TEC

Every year, the National Convergence Technology Center sponsors some of the top students from the Convergence College Network (CCN) community to participate in a Poster Session at the Advance Technological Education’s (ATE) High Impact Exchange Conference (HI-TEC). Each student has to create a poster about a project that they’re working on or researching and present it […]

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What We Learned at HI-TEC

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) cast a long shadow at the recent High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) in St. Louis, Missouri.  CTC grant partners disseminated best practices and shared resources through a pre-conference workshop (“New IT/Security Virtual Lab and Internet of Things Showcase”) and four breakout sessions (“Maximizing Business Engagement to Support Your […]

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“I Am ATE” Featuring Principal Investigator Ann Beheler

The National Convergence Technology Center’s very own Principal Investigator Ann Beheler was recently featured in ATE Central’s “I Am ATE” interview series.  Click here to learn more about Ann and the CTC.   She also offers her perspectives on the future of the IT industry and advice for new ATE grantees.