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Welcome to Summer Working Connections 2015!

Registration is now CLOSED for Summer Working Connections. But we will be back this December for Winter Working Connections. Mark your calendars now for December 14-16. 2015.

Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effect professional development opportunities to current community college IT/convergence 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.

Working Connections training workshops offer several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. The goal of Working Connections is to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in a subsequent semester, bringing the most current information to their classrooms either as a stand-alone course or as supplemental information to an existing course.

Since 2004, more than 1300 people have attended the National Convergence Technology Center's Working Connections professional development events, learning about more than 50 unique IT topics in that time. In the past five years, an average of 68% of the faculty chose a discipline that they were not currently teaching, leading to 155 new degrees, certificates, or courses created and implemented using the training provided. By the National CTC's calculations, over 54,000 students and faculty have been impacted by the training provided by Summer Working Connections training since the program began 11 short years ago.

Save the Date!
July 13 - 17, 2015

Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75035

Registration is open! Click here to sign up. The last day to register is Friday, June 19.

Please note that because of limited space and budget, we only allow four faculty members per school to attend.

Can't make it to Texas?

Check out these other great Working Connections events across the country.

Summer Working Connections - South
June 15 - 19, 2015
Florida State College - Jacksonville, FL

Travel Reimbursement:
Educators that live one hour or more away from the Preston Ridge Campus and complete all five days of training may be eligible to apply for travel reimbursement, so long as funds are available. There are different levels of reimbursement, so please review the relevant travel reimbursement pages for more information. Should you have questions, please contact Mark Dempsey.

Cancellation Policy:
If you must cancel the track you are registered for, please notify Mark Dempsey immediately. The last day to make any registration changes (switch a track or cancel without providing a substitute) is Friday, June 19, 2015. Changes made after that date may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2015 and Summer 2016). For those who are suspended from attending Working Connections for the next 12 months, both you and your supervisor will be notified.

Again, please note that after June 19, track switching is not permitted.

Certificate Policy:
Only those who attend every session (and sign the attendance sheet at every session) are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion for Summer Working Connections.

All attendees are required to complete two surveys (an overall survey and a track-specific survey) before they leave Collin College at the end of the program on Friday, July 17, 2015. Failure to do these surveys may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2015 and Summer 2016). The surveys can be found here.

For more information about Winter Working Connections, contact: Mark Dempsey

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