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Last year in 2019 (sounds weird, huh?), the National Convergence Technology Center noticed an article in Strategy Ad Tech, a weekly online newsletter, alerting those not in information technology that the digital technology gap will impact nearly every job in the next decade. Here are two questions you should be asking yourself.  Are you tech savvy enough…

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Are your business council experts giving you specifics on what skills they’re seeking in new hires? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened a panel of four IT business experts and posed this question to them: what are the important skills or traits for an IT worker?  Their answers are listed below. Never stop…

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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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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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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is a member of the “Academic Alliance” arm of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). NCWIT hosts an annual summit meeting each year – this past May it was held in Grapevine, Texas, just 30 minutes away from CTC office – that is jam-packed with keynotes,…

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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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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts quarterly web meetings of its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to keep educators connected with current state of the IT workplace. To that end, faculty and administrators from the 64 schools in the National CTC’s “Convergence College Network” (CCN) are always invited to the web meetings.  One…

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Meet Daquon Brice. Heʼs pursuing an Associates Degree in IT with a concentration in User Support at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. It should come as no surprise that he would pursue technology. Even as a kid, Daquon was interested in computers. “I feel like Iʼve grown up in a very interesting period of…

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The National Science Foundation has awarded the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) a $3.9 million renewal grant to spend the next five years addressing the ongoing shortage of skilled IT workers.  This new grant will run through June 2022 and focus on emerging technologies – led by cloud computing and software-defined networking, plus the rapid…

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It was another great year for the National Convergence Technology Center. We have asked the partners and grant staff for their highlights in 2014. Here is what they had to say. Ann Beheler, Principal Investigator A highlight of 2014 has been to see the collaboration of the National Convergence Technology Center and the National Information…

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