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Perspectives from Two Data Scientists

How is your program preparing students for the coming boom in data science and analytics? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a breakout session on data science at the WASTC Winter ICT Educators’ conference.  We welcomed Aaron Burciaga from HCL and Sivan Aldor from Weelio to share their perspectives on the data science […]

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Eleven takeaways from talking to an IT professional

When was the last time you spent one-on-one time with the Chief Technical Officer of a $500 million company? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) manages a video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT workplace. The hope is that hearing directly […]

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As Attacks Increase, More Cybersecurity Workers Needed

In October, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC)showcased a Wall Street Journal article about “IT Workers in High Demand.” In November, we discovereda more specific IT need…cybersecurity workers. As cyber-attackers become more creative and more vicious, firms and companies are having trouble hiring skilled workers. A recent article in CompTIA SmartBrief/CNBC reported that 4 million […]

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Student Feature: Amberly Hoffman, Sinclair Community College

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 Amberly Hoffman, a student at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Below is her student featured interview:   Amberly, was also sponsored by CTC as a top student at this […]

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Eight Takeaways from Talking to an IT Systems Engineer

When was the last time you talked to systems engineer at a major IT company about what your students need to know? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) manages a video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT workplace. The hope is […]

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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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Student Feature: Brett Piatek, University of North Texas

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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Ten Things to Consider When Voting on Job Skills

The “BILT model” (regular blog readers know that BILT stands for Business and Industry Leadership Team) championed by the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) puts employers in a co-leadership role at a technical program.  One of the cornerstones of that “BILT model” is an annual job skills validation vote in which employers prioritize and rank […]

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Student Feature: Peter Ukpebor, Collin College

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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Student Poster Session at HI-TEC

Every year, the National Convergence Technology Center sponsors some of the top students from the Convergence College Network (CCN) community to participate in a Poster Session at the Advance Technological Education’s (ATE) High Impact Exchange Conference (HI-TEC). Each student has to create a poster about a project that they’re working on or researching and present it […]