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Free employer-led job skills lists for seven IT job clusters

In a Cisco lab at El Centro College, an instructor watches a student work on a server rack.

How do you keep your IT curriculum current with the evolving needs of the industry? The National Convergence Technology Center’s “sister” grant, the “IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond” project, has spent three years working with IT employers and subject matter experts (SMEs) across the country to update skill standards. At this point, over 230…

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Annual Update of IT Infrastructure Job Skills

Computer screen showing updated KSA list spreadsheet PDF document.

This past May, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for its annual prioritization of essential entry-level IT job skills students and graduates will need to know in the next 12-36 months. The BILT always looks ahead, answering “what’s next?” rather than “what’s happening now?” because higher education…

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Engaging Your Business Experts

At the recent WASTC Winter ICT Educators’ Conference, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosted a panel discussion on its successful “BILT” (Business and Industry Leadership Team) model that helps energize relationships between community college educators and industry experts. Most community college programs have traditional advisory boards in which business leaders guide programs via annual…

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