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CCN Focus: Kyle Jones of Sinclair Community College – Part One

For the past two years, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has featured blogs that introduced some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. 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…

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CCN Community Shares Best Practices

Four times a year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes the Convergence College Network (CCN) – a community of 69 community colleges and universities from 27 states – to share best practices and resources.  These meetings usually run via Zoom web meeting.  But once a year, in conjunction with the annual Summer Working Connections…

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Student Feature: Larry Schimke

After retiring from the police department, Larry Schimke felt he was too young to stay retired so he transitioned into the IT world for another career. “I heard about the program at MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College) because of my wife who actually works there,” Larry explained. “After I took that bit of information that…

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Five Essentials of Job Skills Validation

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted its National Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for the annual job skills validation meeting. Regular blog readers know that this is one of the most important events of the year for the CTC and the 64 member colleges of the Convergence College Network (CCN). It’s at…

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Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) meets each quarter with its national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to discuss the needs of the IT workplace. Everyone knows that IT evolves quickly, but in the last year or so things seem to have accelerated. More and more, the National CTC is hearing about advanced terms…

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How Do You Connect Your Community Between Meetings?

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts quarterly meetings for its national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT), a group of business leaders that provide guidance on IT curriculum. While the meetings feature lively discussions and multiple perspectives that greatly benefit faculty attendees and help keep IT programs on the cutting edge, the BILT community…

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Hot Topics in IT from Faculty Surveys

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts annual professional development events for IT faculty from across the country. These events – called Working Connections – are designed to teach the latest IT topics to faculty so that they can deliver them to their students over the next 12 months, either by creating new courses or…

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Student Feature: Daquon Brice

Meet Daquon Brice. Heʼs pursuing an Associates Degree in IT with a concentration in User Support at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. It should come as no surprise that he would pursue technology. Even as a kid, Daquon was interested in computers. “I feel like Iʼve grown up in a very interesting period of…

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Come See Us at the WASTC Conference

For the sixth year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be helping support travel for a delegation of IT faculty from its Convergence College Network (CCN) community to present best practices at a IT education conference in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.   Until 2015, this two-day January event was hosted by the Mid-Pacific ICT…

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Winter Working Connections and Successful Online Training

For the third December in a row, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting its annual Winter Working Connections professional development training event completely on-line. When it was first offered in 2009, Winter Working Connections was an expansion of the CTC’s popular week-long, in-person, Summer Working Connections event that runs each July.  The…

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