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Friday Workshops Return for Spring 2023

This spring, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will host another round of its popular Friday Workshops series, which deliver cutting-edge professional development for IT faculty nationwide. The Friday Workshop series was developed as a companion to the long-running Working Connections professional development series. But whereas Working Connections runs across consecutive days, the Friday Workshops offers a weekly class model – five Fridays instead of five back-to-back days. Since 2022, the National CTC has offered five-day Friday workshops covering AWS, Azure, PowerShell, and Python topics for over 80 attendees.

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This spring, we’re offering four new topics in two separate sessions. Registration is open now.

SESSION I – February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3

* “Scripting for Networking Professionals” will use hands-on labs to demonstrate Python scripts used to manage, manipulate/configure, and monitor network devices.

* “AI Awareness and Essentials” will explore fundamental AI and digital competency concepts and skills utilized for classification algorithms (supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning), data preparation, training/using learning models used for Data Analytics, Image Processing, and Natural Language Processing.

SESSION II – April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 and 12

* “Teaching Applied Python Topics” will introduce Python programming skills needed for advanced courses in IOT, Game Development, Data Science (Predictive Analytics) and text file parsing.

* “Learning PowerShell for System Administration” will teach attendees how to use PowerShell – a command line interface (CLI) and a scripting language – to automate common system tasks.

Learn more here.

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