Welcome to the National Convergence Technology Center
The National Convergence Technology Center focuses on engaging educators, students and businesses to meet workforce needs through the promotion and implementation of convergence technology degree and certificate programs in colleges across the nation.
We enable educators to bring the latest convergence technology information to their classrooms through quality professional development, curriculum assistance, and providing access to technology-enabled instructional support systems through our Convergence College Network program. We facilitate partnerships with the business community and convergence technology industry leaders to guide curriculum development and validate job skills required for future graduates. We also develop strategies to increase the number of students who successfully complete a certificate or degree program and are ready to meet the growing need for skilled specialists in the workforce.
BILT Quarterly Conference Call - November 6, 2014
Last week, the CTC grant staff, partners and students attended the 2014 ATE PI Conference in Washington, DC. Great sessions, great speakers and great conversations made this conference one of the best yet! It was wonderful to hear about all of the exciting things the NSF ATE centers and projects are doing. Having a yearly […]
A long-repeated request of our national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) has been to get community college students to develop a strong portfolio for job interviews. We’re told that job interviews in the IT industry are not just about resumes and Q&A. Hiring managers want to see vivid examples of the interviewee’s work, understand […]
Six months ago, a rainbow-haired Chelsea Hall-Fitzgerald had just completed a computer networking certificate at Collin College. She also worked part time in a big box appliance store. Today, her hourly wage as a full-time project coordinator for AMX by Harman is three times what she made as a clerk, and she is on track to complete her […]