Tag Archives: CTC Leadership Team

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CTC’s Student Feature: Kristy Livingston, Century College

The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase students in information technology by capturing their testimonials. This month we’re featuring Kristy Livingston, a Century College alumna. Kristy attended Century in 2009 due to a job layoff: “When I started attending classes at Century College, I didn’t know what I […]

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Class In Session for Staff at the National Convergence Technology Center

Last summer, Dr. Ann Beheler, Principal Investigator of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), encouraged some of the CTC staff to take the CompTIA Network + class.  The goal was to for these three staff members – none of whom has a professional background in IT – learn the basic technical competency in networking administration […]

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Making Sure High School Students Know About IT Careers

One of the goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is to help improve student recruitment efforts in IT programs at community colleges, particularly underserved populations.  Without question, high schools serve as the biggest source of incoming students, but there remains a nagging sense that many suitable high school students may not be aware […]

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CCN Focus: Greg Brodt, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical 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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Inclusion Summit

One of the grant goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is to “leverage best practices established by national leaders in recruitment, retention, and completion for under-represented” students.  To that end, the National CTC recently hosted a two-part webinar entitled “Inclusion Summit” that offered specific strategies, resources, and practices for working with under-represented populations.  […]

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CCN Focus: Richard Grotegut, Bay Area Community College Consortium

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructor s in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country tha t connects IT educators with a […]

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2019 Summer Working Connections

On July 8-12, 2019, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting in Frisco, Texas the 18th annual Summer Working Connections! Working Connections has been going strong every year since 2002 when it was first held at Richland College in Dallas, TX. More than 2000 enrollments have been recorded at Working Connections professional development events, […]

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CCN Community Shares Best Practices

Four times a year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes the Convergence College Network (CCN) – a community of 69 community colleges and universities from 27 states – to share best practices and resources.  These meetings usually run via Zoom web meeting.  But once a year, in conjunction with the annual Summer Working Connections […]

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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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Student Feature: Larry Schimke

After retiring from the police department, Larry Schimke felt he was too young to stay retired so he transitioned into the IT world for another career. “I heard about the program at MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College) because of my wife who actually works there,” Larry explained. “After I took that bit of information that […]