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Learn from our Summer Working Connections Guest Speakers

Regular blog readers are by now well familiar with the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) annual Summer Working Connections event. Faculty from across the country that attend Working Connections select a specific IT track and then spend five days taking a deep dive into that topic. The goal is to immediately implement what they’ve learned…

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Summer Working Connections Starts Today

Working Connections, an annual professional development event for IT faculty hosted by the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), launched earlier today. We’re welcoming 139 faculty members from 23 states to take a five-day, deep dive into one of six specific topics. The goal is that these attendees will take this training back home and immediately…

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Happy Birthday, Working Connections!

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is pleased to announce that Summer Working Connections, the successful annual IT faculty professional development event, is turning 20. The first North Texas edition of Summer Working Connections was held at Richland College in Dallas in 2002. The tracks way back then included Java, .Net Server, Visual Basic, and…

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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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Summer Working Connections Moving Online

For the first time ever, you won’t have to travel to the blazing hot July plains of North Texas to attend Summer Working Connections. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has decided to convert Summer Working Connections into an all-online event.  IT faculty are welcome to join…

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Eleven Things We Heard at the NCPN

Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the National Career Pathways Network’s annual conference in Orlando to deliver a breakout presentation on the successful “BILT model” and the new 16-page Implementing the BILT Model of Business Engagement toolkit.  You can find our “Engaging with Employers and Getting Students Workforce Ready” presentation slide deck…

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Winter Working Connections

For the fifth year in a row, the National Convergence Technology Center is offering Winter Working Connections exclusively online and registration is underway! Classes run Dec. 16-18. Loyal blog readers know that the Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current community college IT/convergence faculty (at non-profit schools only) that is…

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2019 Summer Working Connections

On July 8-12, 2019, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting in Frisco, Texas the 18th annual Summer Working Connections! Working Connections has been going strong every year since 2002 when it was first held at Richland College in Dallas, TX. More than 2000 enrollments have been recorded at Working Connections professional development events,…

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