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Eleven Things We Heard at the NCPN

Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the National Career Pathways Network’s annual conference in Orlando to deliver a breakout presentation on the successful “BILT model” and the new 16-page Implementing the BILT Model of Business Engagement toolkit.  You can find our “Engaging with Employers and Getting Students Workforce Ready” presentation slide deck […]

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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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CCN Focus: Heather Sanders, Midland 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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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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CCN Focus: Mike Harsh, Collin 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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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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Student Feature: Georgia Graham, 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 Georgina Maxine Graham, a student at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Click here to view the complete video. Georgina is pursuing a double-major AAS degree at Century College […]

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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; […]