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:

HI-TEC Conference - July 21 - 24, 2014 - Chicago, IL

BILT Conference Call - August 19

NAPE Webinar - September 25

NCPN Conference - October 12 - 14, 2014 - Orlando, FL

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Blog Posts:

PHOTOS: Summer Working Connections South 2014

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Summer Working Connections South was held at the Advanced Technology Center on the campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. Day one, attendees dived right into hands-on labs and training in one of the three tracks offered: Citrix, VMWare vSphere 5.5 and Advanced Network Analysis, Troubleshooting and Security (Wireshark). There was also […]

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PHOTOS: Summer Working Connections North 2014

Working Connections North Class of 2014

  Summer Working Connections North was held at the campus of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. Over the week, attendees enjoyed the hospitality and facilities, while getting their hands dirty in one of the three track topics that were offered: Intro to Digital Forensics, Ethical Hacking and NDG NetLab+ Setup and Operation. In […]

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The internet of things, city-sized

Cisco Internet of Things Webinar

Elizabeth Halweg at Fox Valley Technical College in Wisconsin alerted us to a fascinating, forward-looking webinar provided by Cisco on “Smart Connected Communities.” This 90-minute webinar, intended for Cisco Academies and led by Cisco executive Jared Danaraj, explores how the networked “internet of things” concept can be applied to entire communities. That is, the internet-of-things […]

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Reports:

A new report from North Central Texas InterLink, consults with several key members of the National CTC's Business and Industry Leadership Team, to identify the Top 15 Future Trends in Information Technology. This report is aimed to help guide educators in planning for what emerging technologies to include in future programs.

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