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What do you tell your students about career prep?  How do you get students ready for the workforce?  Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a presentation – sponsored by Collin College – by Miguel Duran, a tech recruiter for Hays.  Miguel offered specific strategies and guidelines for IT and cyber students…

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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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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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At the 2019 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HITEC) in St Louis, the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team model was honored with the “Innovative Program Award.”  The award seeks to honor programs that boost student success in technology programs. Dr. Ann Beheler, the CTC’s Principal Investigator and Collin College’s Executive Director…

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Some big congratulations to the National CTC’s Director Ann Beheler on Collin College’s decision to award her the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, which celebrates “outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.”  In addition to receiving a special certificate from Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin at the spring All-College Day,…

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What does a retired military veteran, who no longer has to work, do for fun? Well, Ean Towne is continuing his career in IT by attending Collin College classes to enhance his skills. Ean is pursuing an Associate Applied Science degree in Computer Networking and this summer, he will begin an internship at McAfee in…

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has long been one of the sponsors of the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC). This past summer, the conference was in Salt Lake City, but it’s been all over the country. Recent HI-TEC conferences assembled in Pittsburgh, Portland, Chicago, and Austin. One of the unique features of…

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After being fed up with a slew of dead-end, low-paying jobs in everything from the retail and food industries to moving companies and foundation repair, Collin College student Michael Cyrus picked up a book on ethical hacking. He couldn’t put it down and immediately after went online to look for colleges that offered a cybersecurity…

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Who would have known that the simple act of an older brother handing Brett McCormick a Sega game controller as a pre-schooler would start his IT career path? “I would just sit and play games with him and be infatuated. I would wonder ‘how does this work? This doesn’t seem like any other toy I’ve…

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Developing strategies to successfully recruit students is a key goal of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC).  The CTC staff recently rolled up their sleeves to tackle this problem head-on when we decided to update a bulletin board in a classroom hallway here at Collin College.  The bulletin board is in a high-traffic area students…

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