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

Last week, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) Convergence College Network (CCN) featured Kyle Jones, chair and assistant professor of Computer Information Services at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio in our CCN feature story. Kyle shared so much information during his interview that we have chosen to make it a two-part feature. This week,…

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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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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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