As of August 31, 2015, the Mid-Pacific ICT Center (MPICT) completed major operations.  It operated as an NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Regional Center of Excellence from September 2008 through August 2015.  By request, this website and its content will remain available, without substantive updates, for approximately one year.  The Center will continue to exist through August 2016 under a no cost extension, operating mostly without staff, to complete certain administrative requirements.  Essentially, however, MPICT is closed for business. 

We’d like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who worked with us and who continues to work to improve ICT education and workforce development!  This remains an important strategic issue, at every level.



Welcome to the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Center Home Page

Quarter 2 2015 Newsletter

27th Newsletter Q2 2015


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.

To enhance education initiatives in this field, the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has awarded a 4 year, $3 million grant to establish the Mid-Pacific ICT (MPICT) Center, at City College of San Francisco in 2008. In 2012, that grant was renewed at similar annual amounts for 3 years.


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 Pacific Territories.

To accomplish this mission, MPICT launched in 2008 with 4 Regional Partner schools: Ohlone College, Cabrillo College, Foothill College and Santa Rosa Junior College, which together with City College of San Francisco, represent the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall of 2009, MPICT added a new Regional Partner, Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV, which adds connections to ICT programs at all 4 Nevada community colleges through the NSF funded NVITE project. In the Fall of 2010, a sixth Regional Partner College representing Hawaii, Kapi'olani Community College, was added.

MPICT endeavors to:

  • Champion the importance of ICT

  • 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

    Please explore the information and resources on this site – and feel free to contact us!



Summer 2015 Faculty Development Week
June 22-26, 2015
in San Francisco

Winter ICT Educator Conference
January 5-6, 2015
in San Francisco

AGENDA with Archived CCCConfer links


Counselor Toolkit for ICT/DM Education Pathways
San Francisco Bay Area 2014 ICT Demand, Supply, Issues and Opportunities (33MB)


BATEC study on
"Sizing the Middle Skills Employment Gap"

ICT Foundational Competency Employment Demand in California

California Community College ICT Programs and Academic Credentials

California Community College ICT Student Enrollment and Demographics(25MB)

Pathways to ICT Education and Careers in San Francisco

Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy: California ICT Sector Profile

Tools and Practices for Increasing Diversity in ICT Education

Nevada ICT Focus Group Analysis Report

Mobile Media Occupations
in California CCC Center of Excellence

2011 Environmental Scan ICT in California Phase 3: Educational Program Input


Environmental Scan: Cybersecurity in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Winter ICT Educators Conference 2012

Winter ICT Educator Conference
January 6-7, 2014
in San Francisco
Presentations Archives

AGENDA and Program with CCCConfer links



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