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How do you keep your IT curriculum current with the evolving needs of the industry? The “IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond” (ITSS) project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, works with IT employers and subject matter experts (SMEs) across the country to update skill standards for the most in-demand job clusters. Last…

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s “ATE” program – the Advanced Technological Education program. ATE grants support technical education (e.g. curriculum, career pathways, faculty professional development, student projects) primarily at two-year educational institutions in the “high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy.” Active collaboration with…

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It’s that time again, blog readers. The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) always keeps a list of interesting articles related to the ongoing evolution of both the IT workplace and the IT classroom. Below is a sampling of some of the things we’ve been reading these last few months. What articles have you read recently…

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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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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently featured its Summer Working Connections in-depth training all ONLINE for the first time ever. Working Connections training workshops offer several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. The goal is to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in…

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently recorded a 30-minute presentation entitled “Successful Scaling: Strategies to Expand the Capacity and Impact of Your Program.” This presentation was intended to be delivered in person in Portland, Oregon at the HITEC conference, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed that event online. (You can access recordings of the HITEC…

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Drum roll, please. Your National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) website has a whole new look, powered now by the far more agile and dynamic WordPress platform. This transformation has been many months in the making, part of a strategic effort to develop a more user-friendly website. We want to make it quick and easy for…

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At the recent HITEC Transformed web conference, LinkedIn guru Richard Bliss delivered his presentation Building Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn to Accelerate Your Career that provided concrete suggestions and best practices for getting the most out of LinkedIn. Richard noted that users have to treat LinkedIn differently than other popular social media platforms. LinkedIn is not…

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