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Welcome to Summer Working Connections 2014!

Registration for Summer Working Connections Texas is now closed.

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 875 faculty members have attended the National Convergence Technology Center's Working Connections training. In the past four years, 81% of the faculty chose a discipline that they were not currently teaching, leading to 159 new degrees, certificates, or courses created and implemented using the training provided. By the National CTC's calculations, over 37,600 students and faculty have been impacted by the training provided by Summer and Winter Working Connections training since the program began eight short years ago.

To see what happened at our Winter 2013 Working Connections, visit our blog!

July 7 - 11, 2014

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

The registration period for Summer Working Connections Texas has ended. Please save the date for our Winter Working Connections event - December 15-17, 2014.

Can't make it to Texas?
Check out these other great Working Connections events across the country.

Summer Working Connections - North
June 2 - 6, 2014
Fox Valley Technical College - Appleton, WI

Summer Working Connections - South
June 23 - 27, 2014
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 13, 2014. Changes made after that date may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2014 and Summer 2015). 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 13, 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 11, 2014. Failure to do these surveys may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2014 and Summer 2015). The surveys can be found here.

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

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