News and Events

Upcoming Events

Innovations Conference

March 12-15, 2017 - San Francisco, CA

The Innovations conference is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning, and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience. The conference provides a tremendous forum for collaboration among academic experts and leading community college professionals, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and thought-provoking programs from around the world.

Summer Working Connections

Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effect professional development opportunities to current high school and community college faculty that is often only available through expensive commercial training. Working Connections makes the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encourages the kind of networking and collaboration among educational and business leaders that can strengthen any IT educational program.

Summer Working Connections - North

June 5-9, 2017 - Lansing, MI

Summer Working Connections - South

June 19-23, 2017 - Jacksonville, FL

Summer Working Connections - Texas

July 10-14, 2017 - Frisco, TX

HI-TEC Conference

July 17-20, 2016 - Salt Lake City, UT

HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

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Upcoming CCTA Webinars

What Can We Know About Our Graduates As They Enter the Workforce?

January 19 (3 p.m. EDT)

This webinar starts with the premise that we, at community colleges, seem to know almost nothing about our graduates as they leave us. At least that is the case at our college district. And yet we are being increasingly pressed to know how our students fare. I have heard program heads say “all of our students get employed.” But with very few exceptions we have no direct knowledge. o We will discuss approaches that include creating an agreement with your state’s department of economic security to get wage data (not particularly easy), sending out a survey by email to graduates (anticipate a low response rate) and setting up a call center. In the latter we saw a 56% response rate and got some valuable information. See how this might work for you and at what cost.

Innovation, New Grant Ideas and Smart Goals for Further Grant Funding*

February 16 (3 p.m. EDT)

Grant Proposal Resources, Roadmaps and Timelines*

March 9 (3 p.m. EDT)

Developing Stakeholder Partnerships for Successful Grants*

March 23 (3 p.m. EDT)

Tips for Competitive Proposals*

April 20 (3 p.m. EDT)

Creating Dashboards for Grants Development and Management

May 18 (3 p.m. EDT)

Using Prior Learning Assessments for Recruitment and Retention of Special Adult Populations

June 15 (3 p.m. EDT)

How to Mine Job Listings to Parse Employer’s Needs

August 17 (3 p.m. EDT)

Preparing for the Future: Succession Planning

September 21 (3 p.m. EDT)

The Role of Advisor, Counselor and Career Coach

October 19 (3 p.m. EDT)

Career Exploration

November 16 (3 p.m. EDT)

*Includes a follow up interactive Q&A conference call on the subsequent Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT

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CTC in the News

Education Development Center (EDC) Learning and Teaching Division, December 15, 2015
Helping Entrepreneurs and Educators STEP Up to Social Media

Florida State College at Jacksonville, September 17, 2015
NSF Awards Grant for iNoVATE Expansion Project

EvaluATE Blog, April 29, 2015
Get the Right People In!

EDUCAUSE Review, March 2, 2015
Partnering to Advance Learning in a Technology-Enhanced World

ATE@20 Blog, October 27, 2014
Humble Attitude, Tenacity & Excitement for Information Technology Accelerate Student's Career

AV Magazine, August 6, 2014
Pakedge Donates Over $200,000 in Networking Hardware to ICT Program

Collin College Continuing Education Catalog, Summer, 2014
IT Student Profiles

Collin College, Winter, 2013
Cybersecurity: Protecting business and personal data

Frisco Style Magazine, October 2, 2013
A Leg Up on the Competition

ATE@20 Blog, September 16, 2013
CTC's BILT Identify Trends to Keep Curriculum Current

Florida State College Press Release, August 22, 2013
FSCJ’s Academic Systems Director appointed to state advisory board on online bachelor’s degrees

Lansing Community College Press Release, August 5, 2013
LCC Launches Three New Certificate Programs for Tech-inclined Students

MPICTCenter YouTube, May 28, 2013
MPICT's James Jones Talks about the Convergence Technology Center with Ann Beheler

EdTech Focus on Higher Education, May 10, 2013
Are the Days of the IT Specialist Numbered?

Georgia Southern University News, February 18, 2013
Impacting the Field of Convergence Technology


Past News and Events

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