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Considering the Coronavirus spreading throughout the world, an article posted on CompTIA’s blog entitled In the News… Obstacles, Opportunities Emerge from Outbreak Fears advises everyone to be watchful of cybercriminals lurking to deceive fearful individuals. According to the article, cybercriminals are sending out fictitious emails, texts and social media post to capture personal information. In addition…

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How do you recruit students into your IT program? This was a question posed during a recent web meeting of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Convergence College Network (CCN).  Attending the meeting were 30 faculty members from 25 colleges across the country.  Below are some of the highlights of that group discussion on recruiting…

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How valuable would it be to allow your IT students to hear first-person testimonials from successful IT professionals? Faithful blog readers know that the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) last year produced a video series entitled “A Day in the Life.”  Six IT technicians and executives were interviewed to share their perspectives on the IT…

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What do you tell your students about career prep?  How do you get students ready for the workforce?  Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a presentation – sponsored by Collin College – by Miguel Duran, a tech recruiter for Hays.  Miguel offered specific strategies and guidelines for IT and cyber students…

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What useful articles have you read recently about the state of the IT industry and programs that get students ready to enter that workforce?  The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is always on the lookout for stories related to the ongoing evolution of both the IT workplace and the IT classroom.  Below is a sampling…

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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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A pre-med student interested in being a surgeon suddenly changes her career focus and realize that IT can help just as many people as medicine, but how? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) manages a video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT…

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When was the last time you spent one-on-one time with the Chief Technical Officer of a $500 million company? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) manages 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…

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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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In October, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC)showcased a Wall Street Journal article about “IT Workers in High Demand.” In November, we discovereda more specific IT need…cybersecurity workers. As cyber-attackers become more creative and more vicious, firms and companies are having trouble hiring skilled workers. A recent article in CompTIA SmartBrief/CNBC reported that 4 million…

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