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What questions do you have about implementing the “BILT model”? The National Science Foundation’s ATE (Advanced Technological Education) program recently launched a monthly “Office Hours” webinar series that invites special guests from the ATE community to present on specific topics of interest to technical educators and answer questions. This week, Ann Beheler discussed the “BILT…

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Each spring, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) asks for impact data from the 76 colleges in its “Convergence College Network” (CCN) community of practice.  This information forms an important part of the grant reporting the CTC provides both to the National Science Foundation and to the annual National Visiting Committee review panel. Out of…

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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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As the COVID-19 virus upends the economy and affects every aspect of our culture, how is it impacting the IT industry and workforce? Chris Preimesberger at eWeek notes that more than 27,900 new IT jobs were posted in the first quarter of 2020, which includes the beginnings of the coronavirus shutdown in March.  While the…

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Aside from technical know-how, what skills will be essential for the 21st century worker? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a special 90-minute webinar on the topic of “Building C21C Indipreneurial Lifeskills for the 21st Century.”  This presentation offered an entirely new way of looking at workforce employability “soft” skills.  The foundation of…

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Do you know how Amazon structures its business operations and manages employees? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a session at the Innovations conference entitled “The Culture of Innovation at Amazon.”  Led by an executive from Amazon Web Services, the session took a deep dive into the corporate culture of one of the…

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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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