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.
Ten Things We Learned at HI-TEC
I spent four days at the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (better known as HI-TEC) in Chicago recently. In between my usual administrative duties, I was able to attend seven conference breakout sessions that covered a variety of topics, from program development and best practices to the basics of cloud computing and cyberforensics. Below are […]
PHOTOS: HI-TEC 2014 in Chicago
Pre-conference Workshop The CTC along with several partners from across the country presented a pre-conference workshop at HI-TEC: “Implementing Free Virtual Labs and Free Curricula to Teach Information Technology and Cybersecurity”. Video from the workshop of each presenter will be available on our YouTube channel in the next few weeks, so check back. Keynotes and Lunch […]
Buffing up your ATE project
One of the sessions I attended at HI-TEC this year was aimed at introducing ATE centers and projects to the great number of resources available. The session was broken down into six roundtable discussions on individual topics. I got to pick which three interested me most. Communications/Newsletters: This discussion was facilitated by Dr. Marilyn […]
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.