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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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Student Feature: David Atkinson – Tulsa Community College

At Tulsa Community College (TCC) there’s an array of opportunities in the field of information technology from Systems Support Technician to Networking and Cloud Computing. A student can explore the world of information technology in so many ways. The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase IT students by […]

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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 […]

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CCN Focus: Brian Nelson, Lansing 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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Did you miss these posts from 2018?

As 2018 comes to a close, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) wanted to take a moment to look back at the many topics covered in its blog.  In 2018, the National CTC posted 37 blog entries.  Using Google Analytics, the posts below were identified as among the most popular blog posts of the year.  […]

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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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How one school addresses the lack of women in technology…

One of the grant goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) involves the sharing and disseminating of best practices for boosting the inclusion of women in IT programs.   A recent Wired magazine article profiled Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where the number of women in its computer science program […]

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How do you use social media at your events?

For several years now, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has publicized a special Twitter hashtag in conjunction with its annual Summer Working Connections professional development training event.  This past July, however, for the first time ever, the National CTC took this social media strategy one step further by creating a “photo booth” space in […]