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Student Spotlight: Cleveland Community College’s Diancil Chavez

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As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog, we like to introduce IT students attending member schools in our Convergence College Network (CCN). 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 programs.…

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Free employer-led job skills lists for seven IT job clusters

In a Cisco lab at El Centro College, an instructor watches a student work on a server rack.

How do you keep your IT curriculum current with the evolving needs of the industry? The National Convergence Technology Center’s “sister” grant, the “IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond” project, has spent three years working with IT employers and subject matter experts (SMEs) across the country to update skill standards. At this point, over 230…

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Annual Update of IT Infrastructure Job Skills

Computer screen showing updated KSA list spreadsheet PDF document.

This past May, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for its annual prioritization of essential entry-level IT job skills students and graduates will need to know in the next 12-36 months. The BILT always looks ahead, answering “what’s next?” rather than “what’s happening now?” because higher education…

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Lessons from the Professional Development Trenches

A Working Connections attendee looks over the shoulder of another attendee as they work through a virtual lab exercise in a Collin College classroom.

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently delivered a presentation at the HITEC conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, sharing best practices learned the hard way through many years of successful faculty professional development events. The National CTC hosts faculty professional development across a number of formats and platforms, from half-hour Zoom webinars to multi-day…

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Eight IT Employer Perspectives

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for its summer quarterly meeting. As always, a good portion of this BILT meeting was devoted to discussing trends in the IT workplace. If you’re not already encouraging these kinds of talks with your employers, you should consider adding them…

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Fourteen Expert Perspectives on Data Science

In a Grand America ballroom in Salt Lake City, data scientist Aaron Burciaga leads a workshop on data science and AI.

Last month, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosted a Special Interest Group (SIG) workshop at the HITEC conference entitled “Essential Skills for the Next Generation of Work: From Data Literacy to Data Analytics to Artificial Intelligence.” In this lively and interactive session – the final half hour was framed as a Jeopardy-style game show…

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Results Are In — Summer Working Connections

The National CTC’s first in-person Summer Working Connections since July 2019 has ended and the numbers are in! Final headcount, 107 faculty members participated — 55 in-person and 52 online. We were delighted to celebrate its 20th anniversary with friends near and far, including a visit by Collin College President Neil Matkin to share his…

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CCN Focus Feature: Shawn Lampe, Kirkwood Community College

For the past three years, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has featured blogs that introduced 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 resources to enhance…

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𝗖𝗧𝗖 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀 & 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗖 𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝘁𝗮𝗵

The National CTC will have a huge presence at the upcoming High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HITEC) in Salt Lake City on July 25-28, 2022, which will be held in person for the first time since July 2019. The CTC will be hosting two pre-conference workshops – one on AI and digital literacy, one on…

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