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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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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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CTC’s Student Spotlight: Amy Tong, Collin College of Frisco, TX

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

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Ten Industry Perspectives from IT Employers

Four people sitting in a classroom looking at their laptops during a meeting.

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for the annual vote and discussion of entry-level KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities). Regular blog readers know well that the CTC believes that this annual vote is essential to keeping curriculum aligned with evolving workforce needs. If you’re not familiar…

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Strategies and Tools for Successful Online Teaching

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) recently hosted its second “Brown Bag” webinar of the spring. First launched in 2020, this series offers special topic presentations via bite-sized, 30-minute segments on both technical and employability topics. To date, these webinars have been attended “live” by over 300 people with another 800 views of the recordings…

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2021’s National Visiting Committee Report Completed — On to 2022

Two weeks ago, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosted its annual grant review panel, the National Visiting Committee (NVC), online and in person. Convening an NVC is a requirement of any National Science Foundation grant to ensure that grant goals are being fulfilled. The committee consists of subject matter experts in education, IT business,…

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IT Faculty Question of the Day — Q6

This week, the National CTC is featuring the final question of the “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series — “What advice would you give an IT student about to graduate and enter the workforce?” This series consisted of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. We encourage you to view all…

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