Educators Join the Convergence College Network
The Convergence College Network (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 programs. Any school that either offers an IT/convergence degree and certificate program - or is considering offering one - can join the CCN.
There is no membership fee. Instead, CCN member schools receive benefits based on their unique level of engagement and participation. The chart below explains the differences in benefits offered to Level 1 and Level 2 members. Learn more about the activities required to receive full Level 1 benefits on the application page.
There are two different levels of participation for CCN members. The benefits available to each level differ based on the participation of the college. Member colleges who wish to receive the maximum level of benefits will be required to invest more time and energy in the program. Participation activities are ranked by a point system.
Participate in unique cost‐reduction virtual labs that share technology resources online among several schools
Register early for National CTC free professional development events in advance of the general public
Request sizable travel reimbursement help for National CTC free professional development events
Access a robust collection of IT/convergence curricula and classroom resources created by instructors
Learn how to develop your own regional Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) and get your program aligned with workforce needs
Network with National CTC leaders who have written successful grants to brainstorm ideas and get feedback on proposals as time permits
Receive updates on current industry trends and jobs skills needs from the National CTC's Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT)
Collaborate with other CCN member IT/convergence instructors across the country to incorporate new technologies, build academic alliances, develop strategies for program improvement, and share models for recruitment and retention
To assist new CCN members, the National CTC will also provide:
- A senior CCN faculty member for mentoring and consulting
- An administrative point of contact to address questions and concerns
- A resource overview explaining how to participate in the community and leverage its expertise