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Welcome to Summer Working Connections 2013 Texas!

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.

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.

Registration is CLOSED!

But please save the date for our next Working Connections event: December 16-18, 2013 in Frisco, Texas.

July 8 - 12, 2013

The last day to register is Friday, June 28, 2013. To register, visit our Registration Page.

Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75035
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Please note that FIVE TRACKS are now closed: “Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012,” “Introduction to Forensics,” “Introduction to iOS Mobile Programming,” “Advanced Network Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Security (Wireshark),” and “VMWare vSphere 5.1.” To join the wait-lists, register for the “Forensics,” “Server 2012,” “iOS,” “Wireshark,” or “vSphere” track as your first choice, but understand that for now you will be registered into your second choice. If more room becomes available in “Forensics,” “Server 2012,” “iOS,” “Wireshark,” or “vSphere” we will contact you in order of registration into the closed track.

Check out these regional Working Connections events!

Working Connections is now hosting events across the country.

Summer Working Connections North
June 3 - 7, 2013
Lansing Community College - Lansing, MI

Summer Working Connections South
July 15 - 19, 2013
Florida State College - Jacksonville, FL

Travel Reimbursement:

Educators that live one hour or more away from the Preston Ridge Campus and complete the full week 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 Monday, June 3, 2013. Changes made after that date may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2013 and Summer 2014).

Again, please note that after June 3, track switching is not permitted.


All attendees are required to complete three surveys (an overall survey and two track-specific survey) before they leave Collin College at the end of the program on Friday, July 12, 2013. Failure to do these surveys may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Winter 2013 and Summer 2014). The surveys can be found here.


For more information about Summer Working Connections - Texas, contact: Mark Dempsey.

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