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How valuable would it be to allow your IT students to hear first-person testimonials from successful IT professionals? Faithful blog readers know that the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) last year produced a video series entitled “A Day in the Life.”  Six IT technicians and executives were interviewed to share their perspectives on the IT…

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Last year in 2019 (sounds weird, huh?), the National Convergence Technology Center noticed an article in Strategy Ad Tech, a weekly online newsletter, alerting those not in information technology that the digital technology gap will impact nearly every job in the next decade. Here are two questions you should be asking yourself.  Are you tech savvy enough…

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When was the last time you spent one-on-one time with the Chief Technical Officer of a $500 million company? 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 workplace. The hope is that hearing directly…

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Are your business council experts giving you specifics on what skills they’re seeking in new hires? The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened a panel of four IT business experts and posed this question to them: what are the important skills or traits for an IT worker?  Their answers are listed below. Never stop…

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The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase students in information technology (IT) by capturing their testimonials. This month we’re featuring Amberly Hoffman, a student at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Below is her student featured interview:   Amberly, was also sponsored by CTC as a top student at this…

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Live from Washington, DC… it’s the Principal Investigators conference! All NSF ATE (Advanced Technological Education) grantees each fall gather at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC to attend the Principal Investigators conference.  In addition to hosting a breakfast roundtable on the popular BILT model and BILT toolkit, your National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) also attended…

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Join us this week for a trip to North Arkansas College in Harrison, Arkansas to meet Dr. Laura Berry, Dean of Art Sciences, Business and IT and Rick Williams, Director of IT Services and a part-time faculty member. As you know, National Convergence Technology Center regularly features members of our CTC’s “Convergence College Network” (CCN) community, a…

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When was the last time you talked to systems engineer at a major IT company about what your students need to know? 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 workplace. The hope is…

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You’ve surely heard it before, in labor market data, in workforce reports, and in future-looking keynotes so popular at conference.  Here at the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), we hear it over and over from employer members of our Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT).  There are more IT jobs than there are skilled workers,…

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The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase students in information technology (IT) by capturing their testimonials. This month we’re featuring Brett Piatek, a student at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Brett, also, participated in CTC’s National Visiting Committee meeting as one of our success students given…

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