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Many of you who have been involved with the Convergence Technology Center may already know Lansing Community College’s Brian Nelson from Working Connections events over the years. Recently he has stepped into the role of the Co-PI representing our partner LCC. Brian comes to us with many years of experience in both industry and education.…

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It was another great year for the National Convergence Technology Center. We have asked the partners and grant staff for their highlights in 2014. Here is what they had to say. Ann Beheler, Principal Investigator A highlight of 2014 has been to see the collaboration of the National Convergence Technology Center and the National Information…

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Another successful week at Winter Working Connections 2014! I was pleased to be an attendee this year in our Social Media track. I really enjoyed participating and got to see first hand why so many Working Connections attendees keep coming back year after year!

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The National Convergence Technology Center has been very fortunate to work closely with the nonprofit organization North Central Texas InterLink. InterLink brings together business, education and government to help develop the regional workforce. They provide information on job forecasting and future occupation demands and help determine the skills that employees will need to meet those…

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At the recent ATE PI conference in Washington, DC the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) participated in a panel discussion on the hiring process of students who were successfully hired in their industry. The discussion focused on student mentoring, resume and interview preparation, and the hiring process. Dr. Ann Beheler facilitated a discussion with Collin…

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Last week, the CTC grant staff, partners and students attended the 2014 ATE PI Conference in Washington, DC. Great sessions, great speakers and great conversations made this conference one of the best yet! It was wonderful to hear about all of the exciting things the NSF ATE centers and projects are doing. Having a yearly…

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It is a great privilege to be involved with so many different, high-quality conferences each year. The opportunities to share information, meet new people and have really great discussions on different topics relating to IT education, are some of the many reasons we participate in these events. This fall will be busy for us as…

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Just last week, our very own PI, Dr. Ann Beheler presented at a technology conference unlike any other she has presented at in the past. What was so special about this conference, you may ask?  Well, this particular event happened to be in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Cybera Cyber Summit 2014 was a two day…

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We have pulled together a list of upcoming free webinars for tech educators and administrators. Topics range from recruitment and retention to management and technical issues.   CTC – NAPE Micromessaging Webinar Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student September 25, 2014 / 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central NOTE: This free webinar is open to…

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Orange Coast College’s tireless instructor Bill Saichek is well known among our Convergence College Network (CCN) for his assembling massive amounts of equipment for his classroom labs, usually without seeming to spend a dime out of his own budget. He has even presented on this topic “How to Build a Lab On $5 a Day”  at…

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