Welcome to the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) Center and California Community Colleges ICT Collaborative Home Page
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.
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
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
In 2011, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office,
Division of Workforce and Economic Development Career
Education Practices Unit awarded a Perkins IV, Title 1B
Leadership grant to create the
California Community College (CCC) ICT Collaborative. Its
mission is to:
advance ICT education programs at California community
colleges and enable a diverse student population to succeed in
meeting industry and business ICT workforce needs.
The CCC ICT Collaborative works closely with MPICT to provide
statewide leadership for the strategically important ICT
sector throughout the California Community College system. One
in four community college students in the U.S. attends a
California community college, the
largest higher educational
system in the U.S.
Please explore the information and resources on this site –
and feel free to contact us!
Material on this site is supported by the National
Science Foundation under Grant Number DUE 1205159 and by the Carl D.
Perkins Act funding, administered by the California Community
College Chancellor's Office. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science
Foundation or California Community College Chancellor’s office.