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.
The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) usually spends time in the fall attending IT education conferences. This year was no exception as three of us – in the span of just 16 days – flew to Washington DC for the ATE Principal Investigators conference, spent a couple of days in downtown Dallas for the National […]
As has become custom, a recent conference call meeting with the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) kicked off with a lengthy discussion of current and future trends in IT. The goal is to let faculty members also on the call know about the real-world state of the industry. Where […]
We all know women in STEM can be the victim of bias in college classrooms and employer conference rooms and labs. But a recent article in The New York Times points to research that suggests that this sort of gender bias might extend to the elementary school classroom. A study in Israel showed that teachers […]