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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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Summer Working Connections South Recap: Eight Tips for Developing a Grant Proposal

Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently taught a special “Leadership Academy” track at Summer Working Connections South.  This event – held at Florida State College at Jacksonville – offers free professional development training to IT faculty.  But while two of the Summer Working Connections South tracks covered technical topics like AWS cloud […]

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Measuring the CTC’s Community of Practice Engagement

Each spring, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) asks for impact data from the 69 colleges in its “Convergence College Network” (CCN) community of practice. This information forms an important part of the grant reporting that the CTC provides both to the National Science Foundation and to the annual National Visiting Committee review panel.  Out of […]

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CCN Focus: Rajiv Malkan, Lone Star Community 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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2019 Summer Working Connections

On July 8-12, 2019, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting in Frisco, Texas the 18th annual Summer Working Connections! Working Connections has been going strong every year since 2002 when it was first held at Richland College in Dallas, TX. More than 2000 enrollments have been recorded at Working Connections professional development events, […]

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Eight Takeaways from Talking to an IT Professional

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is launching a new video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT workplace. This series was requested by the CTC’s National Visiting Committee (NVC) – a group of business and education experts that convene once a […]

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LinkedIn’s Perspective on Soft Skills

  The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) each quarter convenes its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to discuss workplace trends and essential job skills that students need to know so they can get hired.  “Soft skills” is always a big discussion point.  The employers on the CTC’s BILT time and time again express the […]

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CCN Community Shares Best Practices

Four times a year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes the Convergence College Network (CCN) – a community of 69 community colleges and universities from 27 states – to share best practices and resources.  These meetings usually run via Zoom web meeting.  But once a year, in conjunction with the annual Summer Working Connections […]

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Article Round-up: IT Workplace and the IT Classroom

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is always on the lookout for technology articles and columns related to the ongoing evolution of both the IT workplace and the IT classroom.  Below is a sampling of some of the things we’ve been reading these last few months.  They’re worth a look, blog readers. The Math Behind […]

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Four Things We Heard at WASTC

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is a proud co-producer of the WASTC Winter ICT Educators conference in San Jose, California.  CTC staff recently attended this conference and participated in three breakout presentations covering: key strategies of its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model(link to the BILT brochure?)that helps align curriculum to workforce needs […]