Tag Archives: IT faculty

Dr. Ann Beheler pictured here receiving the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from Collin College President, Dr. Neil Matkin.

Congratulations Dr. Ann Beheler

Some big congratulations to the National CTC’s Director Ann Beheler on Collin College’s decision to award her the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, which celebrates “outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.”  In addition to receiving a special certificate from Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin at the spring All-College Day, […]

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Six Things We Heard at Innovations

Your National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the League of Innovations’ annual conference in New York City.  CTC staff delivered three breakout presentations covering: * key strategies of its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model that helps align curriculum to workforce needs. * an ambitious new NSF grant that updates IT skill standards […]

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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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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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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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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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National BILT Ends 2018 Discussing IT Progression

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for one last time in 2018.  Regular blog readers know that these BILT meetings are a forum to discuss future trends in the IT workplace.  The hope is that these quarterly BILT meetings can keep educators regularly updated on the […]

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CCN Focus: Glenn Jones, Tulsa 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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Are your students curating project portfolios?

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team (“BILT”) has long insisted when job candidates sit down for an interview, those who have a portfolio of their work stand a better chance of getting hired.  For that reason, the BILT asks that every IT program require students to create and maintain portfolios […]

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Working Connections’ Photos and Impact

Since 2002, Working Connections professional development events – both the five-day summer sessions and the three-day winter session – have provided free training to over 700 faculty members (1850+ duplicated enrollments) in over 100 cutting-edge IT topics to keep curriculum aligned with current workforce skills.  The most recent longitudinal survey data gathered from faculty attendees […]