3D Printer and models

Austin city limits

The entire staff of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently traveled down I-35 to Austin, Texas to attend the “HI TEC conference.”  That’s shorthand for High Impact Technology Exchange Conference.  The goal was to not only continue gathering insights and resources from other IT educators to improve the CTC’s best practices, but also to […]

WC 2013 Survey Results

Summer Working Connections by the numbers

Every Summer Working Connections attendee is required to take three surveys during the five-day training event.  A short survey on Monday afternoon helps with any necessary course corrections.  The two longer, more comprehensive surveys at the end of the training event on Friday afternoon provide an overall look at the program’s success.  Together, these surveys […]

CTC Grant Staff Booth

PHOTOS: HI-TEC 2013 Conference

It’s been a busy few weeks for the National CTC staff and partners, with the Working Connections Texas and South events, and attending the HI-TEC 2013 conference last week in Austin, Texas. We all had a great time at the HI-TEC conference, attended a lot of great presentations and even got a private tour of […]

CCN Administrators Meeting

Bringing administrators into the conversation

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently held its first-ever meeting for Convergence College Network (CCN) administrators.  The National CTC has long led an active and engaged group of faculty members, but recently realized it may be helpful to create a new opportunity for discussion at a higher administrative level. The conference call/webinar meeting was […]

CTC Tree Growth

A tree grows in Texas

  The Convergence College Network (CCN) began with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and just a handful of partner colleges.  Back then the CCN was called the Mentored College Network.  But as the CTC added more and more colleges, it became necessary to rethink the model.  Rather than mentor each college one-on-one, the CTC […]

Synergy Flower Scale

Growing a flower, scaling a program

  As part of an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Center funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently participated in an initiative called Synergy.  It’s through that program that we learned tools and processes to scale our Mentored College program, which is now called the Convergence College Network. Through a […]

Karl Dietrich - Lansing Community College

Working Connections North was a big hit!

Wow – it’s finally over but Working Connections North was a rousing success.  We had 26 attendees with some from as far away as Miami, Florida and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  The instructors were awesome and did a great job. We had Judy Lipinski an independent corporate trainer that taught “Mobile Application Development,” Kathy O’Neill […]

Working Connections Attendees

PHOTOS: Summer Working Connections North

Summer Working Connections North Ann Beheler and Jen McGarvey were recently in Michigan at Lansing Community College to attend the most recent Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute. It was a great week, offering three excellent tracks (Mobile App Development, Ethical Hacking and EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services) and networking opportunities with exceptional people. Congratulations […]