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The CTC is Going to Utah

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will have a huge presence at the upcoming HITEC conference (High Impact Technology Exchange Conference) in Salt Lake City, which will be held in person for the first since July 2019. If you’re unfamiliar with HITEC, it’s a fantastic event for STEM technical educators and industry vendors. There are always great presentations and keynotes, plus a vibrant exhibit hall. The event runs July 25-28.

If you and your colleagues attend, be sure to consider joining the CTC at these events…

  • Monday morning, July 25 pre-conference workshop on AI and digital literacy skills
  • Tuesday morning, July 26 pre-conference workshop showcasing free, virtual 5G and blockchain labs, presented by faculty from San Jose College, Georgia Southern University, Holyoke Community College, and University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Conference breakout session on developing and delivering successful professional development events (both lengthy in-person workshops and streamlined webinars), including strategies on planning, topic selection, attendee registration, and survey evaluations
  • Conference poster session featuring successful students from our grant partner schools

*Note also two events presented by our sister grant “IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond” that’s been convening employers from across the country to identify essential job skills for the most in-demand IT job clusters.

Monday afternoon, July 25 pre-conference interactive workshop on how to implement the “BILT model” at their college – which puts industry in a co-leadership role, thereby energizing traditional educator/employer relationships – and how to access the employer-led ITSS skill standards.

Conference breakout session on “BILT model” specifics of how employers prioritize entry-level knowledge, skills, abilities, and tasks, which leads to a gap analysis conducted by faculty to make sure content aligns with employer recommendations

Plus, we may be hosting some small micro-training at our exhibit hall booth.

Register to attend HITEC here.

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