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Building Virtual Simulations for Advanced Technological Education

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a special webinar hosted by Clemson University’s Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) on the topic of using virtual reality (VR) in technician education programs. While the CUCWD has a National Science Foundation grant to develop VR modules on its EducateWorkforce online learning management system (LMS) platform (mostly for…

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Student Feature: Pompidou Nsangou

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 Things We Heard at the Innovations Conference

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the League of Innovations’ annual conference, held online for the first time.  (Conference trivia: last year’s Innovations conference was held in-person in Seattle in early March just as the pandemic was starting its spread.)  This year, safely and socially distanced via Zoom, CTC staff delivered two virtual…

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Blue Collar AI

The Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model forms the cornerstone of all of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) work. A big part of the BILT model involves encouraging your employers to share their expert perspectives on current and future workplace trends. At a recent national BILT meeting, Aaron Burciaga – Vice President of…

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Eleven Notes on the Future of Work

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) was recently invited to attend a special webinar hosted by Florida State College at Jacksonville, one of the CTC’s grant partners. The presentation – delivered by consultant and author Todd McLees and entitled “The Future of Work” – looked at the current state and future trends of the technician…

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IT Topics Worth Talking About

This week the National Convergence Technology Center would like to share with you some IT articles we have been reading these last few months. What articles have you read that will impact your students and encourage their development for a workforce ready environment? • Obtain a Google Certificate in six months and possibly pay less…

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Cybersecurity from a Business Perspective

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is headquartered at Collin College just north of Dallas. Because Collin College is a member of the North Texas chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, CTC staff is often invited to ISSA events. One recent monthly meeting featured a panel presentation on how to manage cybersecurity incidents from…

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