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.
Engagement with business and industry leaders is an essential element for any community college’s IT workforce program. Anyone familiar the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) knows this – we call these groups business and industry leadership teams, or “BILTs” – is one of our cornerstone beliefs. We preach about the value of a BILT whenever […]
Summer is almost here and that means it’s almost time for Working Connections. This year, our 15th summer, we have two: Working Connections South, June 15-19 in Jacksonville, FL and Working Connections Texas, July 13-17 in Frisco, TX. The goal of Working Connections is to provide faculty attendees with the expertise needed to teach their […]
We recently spent a day on the Ericsson campus in Plano, Texas attending the “Hot Topics in Networking and Security” conference, cleverly shortened to the acronym “HoNeST.” This event was coordinated by the University of North Texas’ Department of Computer Science and Engineering and featured both academic perspectives on networking and security as well as […]