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CTC’s Student Spotlight: Betsy N., Collin College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of resources to enhance their…

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CTC’s Student Spotlight: Amy Tong, Collin College of Frisco, TX

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of resources to enhance their…

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Ten Industry Perspectives from IT Employers

Four people sitting in a classroom looking at their laptops during a meeting.

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for the annual vote and discussion of entry-level KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities). Regular blog readers know well that the CTC believes that this annual vote is essential to keeping curriculum aligned with evolving workforce needs. If you’re not familiar…

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Strategies and Tools for Successful Online Teaching

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) recently hosted its second “Brown Bag” webinar of the spring. First launched in 2020, this series offers special topic presentations via bite-sized, 30-minute segments on both technical and employability topics. To date, these webinars have been attended “live” by over 300 people with another 800 views of the recordings…

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CTC’s Student Spotlight: David Rowe, University of North Texas

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of resources to enhance their…

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The CTC is Going to Utah

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will have a huge presence at the upcoming HITEC conference (High Impact Technology Exchange Conference) in Salt Lake City, which will be held in person for the first since July 2019. If you’re unfamiliar with HITEC, it’s a fantastic event for STEM technical educators and industry vendors. There are…

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2021’s National Visiting Committee Report Completed — On to 2022

Two weeks ago, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosted its annual grant review panel, the National Visiting Committee (NVC), online and in person. Convening an NVC is a requirement of any National Science Foundation grant to ensure that grant goals are being fulfilled. The committee consists of subject matter experts in education, IT business,…

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IT Faculty Question of the Day — Q6

This week, the National CTC is featuring the final question of the “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series — “What advice would you give an IT student about to graduate and enter the workforce?” This series consisted of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. We encourage you to view all…

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