ATE PI Conference - October 23-25, 2017 - Washington D.C. NCPN Conference - October 26-27, 2017 - St. Louis, MO Winter Working Connections - December 11-13, 2017 - Online

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.

 

Upcoming Events:

ATE PI Conference - October 23-25, 2017 - Washington D.C.

NCPN Conference - October 26-27, 2017 - St. Louis, MO

Winter Working Connections - December 11-13, 2017 - Online

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Blog Posts:

Soft Skills for All Ages

This display (courtesy Ms. Brownrigg’s third grade class) compliments nicely with the BILT “soft skills” list and might work just as well in a community college IT classroom.

In 2014, the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) “BILT” (Business and Industry Leadership Team – an engaged and dedicated group of IT industry experts that meets once a quarter to discuss IT trends, answer faculty questions, and validate entry-level job skills) recommended that IT programs weave “soft skills” training into IT every course. A year […]

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Strategies and Activities to Increase Diversity and Improve Enrollment

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Regular blog readers know that the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is currently steering a pilot program called the “Diversity Summit.”  The program kicked off in February with a workshop for select schools from the Convergence College Network (CCN) community of practice. Each participating school sent three attendees – an instructor, an advisor, and an […]

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Security Skills Gap Continues

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The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) National Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) has long emphasized the need for IT students to learn security skills.  Indeed, the BILT urges that every class include instruction on security.  Specifically, since 2015, the BILT has asked instructors to find relevant moments in IT curriculum to ask students “Is […]

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