Tag Archives: ctc

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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 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 […]

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What We Learned at HI-TEC

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) cast a long shadow at the recent High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) in St. Louis, Missouri.  CTC grant partners disseminated best practices and shared resources through a pre-conference workshop (“New IT/Security Virtual Lab and Internet of Things Showcase”) and four breakout sessions (“Maximizing Business Engagement to Support Your […]

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Amy’s Adventure at HI-TEC

This year was my first time attending a High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC). It was my first-time… Serving as a videographer and photographer in an unfamiliar environment. Prior to leaving on the trip, I checked, and double checked my bags, making sure nothing was left behind and […]

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HITEC Honors the BILT Model

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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The Week After Summer Working Connections…

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) staff is still excited about the awesome week of Summer Working Connections 2019 (#summerWC19) and hope everyone has returned home safely and ready to transform their schools’ IT curriculum!  We ended up with 104 attendees from 51 schools taking a deep dive in six topics – AWS Cloud Foundations; […]

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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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Eleven Takeaways From Talking to an IT Professional

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently launched 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 from a successful IT worker (rather than their professor) in a video interview may deliver a stronger, lasting […]

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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 […]