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Winter ICT Educator Conference January 5-6, 2015 in San Francisco

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Invitation and Call for Presentations


JUST PUBLISHED Quarter 3 2014 Newsletter

24rd newsletter Q3 2014

 

In the information, knowledge and innovation economies of the 21st century, we increasingly depend on information and communications technologies - and the increased connectivity and productivity they enable.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is an umbrella term, widely used outside the U.S. and in the United Nations, to encompass all rapidly emerging, evolving and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, information systems and digital media technologies.

Improvements to deployed ICT technologies, infrastructure, systems and solutions, and people’s abilities to productively use them, are strategically important issues to individuals and organizations of all kinds – and to local, state, national and global economies.

To enhance education initiatives in this field, the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has awarded a 4 year, $3 million grant to establish the Mid-Pacific ICT (MPICT) Center, at City College of San Francisco in 2008. In 2012, that grant was renewed at similar annual amounts for 3 years.

 

MPICT’s mission is to coordinate, promote and improve the quality of ICT education, with an emphasis on 2-year colleges, in a region consisting of California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Territories.

To accomplish this mission, MPICT launched in 2008 with 4 Regional Partner schools: Ohlone College, Cabrillo College, Foothill College and Santa Rosa Junior College, which together with City College of San Francisco, represent the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall of 2009, MPICT added a new Regional Partner, Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV, which adds connections to ICT programs at all 4 Nevada community colleges through the NSF funded NVITE project. In the Fall of 2010, a sixth Regional Partner College representing Hawaii, Kapi'olani Community College, was added.

MPICT endeavors to:

  • Champion the importance of ICT

  • Build collaborative relationships with the rich ICT industry resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley to improve ICT education

  • Coordinate efforts to harmonize, improve and communicate educational and career pathways and experiences in ICT

  • Expand and diversify the skilled ICT workforce



    Please explore the information and resources on this site – and feel free to contact us!

 

CURRENTLY FEATURING

Winter ICT Educator Conference
January 5-6, 2015
in San Francisco

Invitation and Call for Presentations



San Francisco Bay Area 2014 ICT Demand, Supply, Issues and Opportunities (33MB)


PRESS RELEASE


Winter ICT Educator Conference
January 6-7, 2014
in San Francisco
Presentations Archives


AGENDA and Program with CCCConfer links


BATEC study on
"Sizing the Middle Skills Employment Gap"



ICT Foundational Competency Employment Demand in California


California Community College ICT Programs and Academic Credentials


California Community College ICT Student Enrollment and Demographics(25MB)


Pathways to ICT Education and Careers in San Francisco


Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy: California ICT Sector Profile


Tools and Practices for Increasing Diversity in ICT Education


Nevada ICT Focus Group Analysis Report


Mobile Media Occupations
in California CCC Center of Excellence


2011 Environmental Scan ICT in California Phase 3: Educational Program Input

 


Environmental Scan: Cybersecurity in Los Angeles and Orange Counties


Winter ICT Educators Conference 2012


Winter ICT Educator Conference Archives


*1/3-4/13 Agenda and Program with CCC Confer Archive Links

* 1/5-6/12 - Click on title links in Agenda or Program
* 1/6-7/11 Links to Recorded Session


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REGIONAL PARTNERS

 

City College of San Francisco


Santa Rosa Junior College

Ohlone College

Foothill College

Cabrillo College

 

Truckee Meadows Community College

 

Kapi'olani Community College - Click to visit