The Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies (MPICT) Center is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) funded Regional Center. MPICT's mission is to coordinate, promote and improve the quality of ICT education, with an emphasis on 2-year colleges, in California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Territories. MPICT's Major Goals are to: (i) continue to develop and sustain collaborations among institutions of higher education, K-12 networks, NSF-funded Centers, and other educational initiatives to leverage, expand, improve, and enhance the region’s ICT education capacity;(ii) deepen and expand collaboration between education and industry/employers to create a diverse ICT workforce that can meet the economic needs of the region; (iii) identify regional, national, and global best practices in ICT education and disseminate and encourage implementation of these best practices throughout the region, working towards a harmonization of ICT competencies, skills, and education approaches; and (iv) advocate for the development of core ICT student learning outcomes that serve as a framework for articulated, comprehensive ICT education pathways throughout the region.

ATE Award Metadata

Award Number
0802284, 1205159
Funding Status
ATE Start Date
September 15th, 2008
ATE Expiration Date
August 31st, 2016
ATE Principal Investigator
Pierre Thiry
Primary Institution
City College of San Francisco
Record Type
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