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Employer Feedback on IT Job Skills

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) each May to update a detailed list of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for entry-level IT infrastructure workers. In that meeting, BILT members work through the previous year’s KSA list line by line, ranking each item on a scale of 1…

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Eleven Takeaways From Talking to an IT Professional

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently launched 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 from a successful IT worker (rather than their professor) in a video interview may deliver a stronger, lasting…

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A Taste of Consumer IoT for Your Classroom

Back by popular demand, the “Preparing to Teach the Internet of Things” track will again be offered at Summer Working Connections this July 8-12, 2019.  Last summer, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) purchased equipment intended specifically to support the labs and exercises taught at the “Preparing to Teach the Internet of Things” track. That equipment…

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