Tag Archives: BILT community

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Add student portfolios to your class next semester!

As mentioned in a previous blog post the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team (“BILT”) has long pushed for IT students to curate portfolios of their work.  The BILT believes that job candidates who can show their work at a job interview – by using the portfolio to demonstrate an ability […]

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The ATE Principal Investigators Conference

Grant partners and staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the National Science Foundation’s ATE (AdvanceTechnological Education) Principal Investigators (PI) conference in Washington, DC.  That’s the annual gathering of ATE center and project grantees from all over the country.  The conference offers a great opportunity for collaboration and networking, as 800 or […]

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Emerging Business Trend: Converged and Hyper-converged Infrastructure

How much do you know about “converged infrastructure” (CI) and “hyper-converged infrastructure” (HCI)?  Educators may want to check with their local business group to find out what how much students need to know about these two kinds of architecture.  The CTC recently came across a couple of columns from IT Business Edge that discusses the […]

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Are you getting IT trends updates from your business council?

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a quarterly web meeting for its national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT).  As always, the first portion of the meeting gave BILT members a chance to discuss at length some of the IT trends they’re seeing in the workplace.  This allows participating educators attending the meeting […]

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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 […]

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Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) meets each quarter with its national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to discuss the needs of the IT workplace. Everyone knows that IT evolves quickly, but in the last year or so things seem to have accelerated. More and more, the National CTC is hearing about advanced terms […]

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Engaging Your Business Experts

At the recent WASTC Winter ICT Educators’ Conference, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosted a panel discussion on its successful “BILT” (Business and Industry Leadership Team) model that helps energize relationships between community college educators and industry experts. Most community college programs have traditional advisory boards in which business leaders guide programs via annual […]