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Are your students curating project portfolios?

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team (“BILT”) has long insisted when job candidates sit down for an interview, those who have a portfolio of their work stand a better chance of getting hired.  For that reason, the BILT asks that every IT program require students to create and maintain portfolios […]

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Working Connections’ Photos and Impact

Since 2002, Working Connections professional development events – both the five-day summer sessions and the three-day winter session – have provided free training to over 700 faculty members (1850+ duplicated enrollments) in over 100 cutting-edge IT topics to keep curriculum aligned with current workforce skills.  The most recent longitudinal survey data gathered from faculty attendees […]

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CCN Focus: Bruce Caraway, Lone Star 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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A Virtual Conference Exhibit Booth

National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) grant staff recently attended the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) in Miami. It’s a great conference packed full of engaging presentations and lively networking opportunities. In addition to participating in several breakout session presentations, hosting a pre-conference workshop, and supporting the attendance of IT faculty from select Convergence College […]

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Summer Working Connections 2018…a Week Later

Summer Working Connections 2018 was a success! It overflowed with IT knowledge, IT experts and IT faculty. Over ninety IT instructors from all over the US arrived ready to absorb as much information as possible within a week and return home to use what they have learned. Now that it is over, the feedback, comments […]

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The Countdown Continues…#summerwc2018

Six more days before the hashtag #summerWC2018 takes on a whole new meaning when attendees will use it to compete for “Best Selfie,” “Most Creative Post,” “Most Posts,” and “Track Spirit Award.”  It’s an understatement to say that Summer Working Connections – the biggest event the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts each year – […]

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Counting Down to Summer Working Connections

The biggest event of the year for the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) starts in just 28 days. The Summer Working Connections training event – which runs July 16-20 – hosts IT educators from all over the country for an in-depth, five-day workshop on a specific topic. The conference also features lunch presentations that share […]

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Ten Things We Heard at the NCWIT Summit

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is a member of the “Academic Alliance” arm of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). NCWIT hosts an annual summit meeting each year – this past May it was held in Grapevine, Texas, just 30 minutes away from CTC office – that is jam-packed with keynotes, […]

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How the CTC Will Spend the Summer

School may be winding down for the many community colleges and universities the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) works with during the year, but there is no extended summer break for the CTC. Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be working on these next few months… KSA update – When the National Business and Industry […]

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Five Essentials of Job Skills Validation

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted its National Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for the annual job skills validation meeting. Regular blog readers know that this is one of the most important events of the year for the CTC and the 64 member colleges of the Convergence College Network (CCN). It’s at […]