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Business and Industry Leadership Team

Meeting minutes and documents from each BILT call and face to face meeting will be posted here. Select meeting recordings may be available upon request.

BILT Process Videos

“BILT Basics” webinar
“Your Annual Job Skills Validation Vote” webinar
“Setting Up Google Form and Spreadsheet for KSA Voting” webinar
“Seven Essentials of the BILT model” video

BILT Process Documents

“Welcome to the BILT” presentation slides
These slides provide an overview of the BILT model as presented by Ann Beheler to faculty and administrators at the University of North Texas in April 2020.
(Recording link

“Setting Up Google Form and Spreadsheet for KSA Voting” process document (UPDATED June 2020)
This handout provides directions for using free Google tools to set up a voting form to move your BILT KSA vote online, eliminating the need to do hand-counting of the votes during the meeting.

“Your Annual Job Skills Validation Vote” slide deck
A presentation devoted solely to the mechanics of hosting a successful job skills vote BILT meeting.

“Inside Look” tri-fold brochure
This handout offers a quick overview of some of the key elements and strategies of the BILT model. A good way to quickly understand the essential concepts.

This color flyer is designed to be printed front-and-back, then folded into thirds. Updated November 2018.

BILT Toolkit
In conjunction with the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and Advancing Credentials Through Career Pathways, the National CTC recently helped develop a special 12-page “toolkit” designed to thoroughly explain the Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) process so that educational institutions can more easily implement the model. Active, regular engagement with business and industry experts is essential to make sure program curriculum aligns with workforce needs.

“BILT Basics” webinar
This April 2018 webianr provides an overview of the Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model, including the primary benefits, the essentials of a successful BILT, strategies to recruit and retain BILT members, and best practices for using a vote to evaluate IT entry-level job skills.
Slides: bilt_webinar_4-13-18_final.pdf

BILT How-Tos
This guide covers the basics to planning and implementing a Business and Industry Leadership Team for your convergence programs. Updated June 2018.

A BILT meeting checklist.

This 60-minute webinar (April 2018) provides a detailed overview of the BILT model and the KSA process:

KSA How-To
This guide covers how to use the KSA (knowledge, skills, and abilities) spreadsheet with your BILT to evaluate your programs. Updated September 2015.

KSA List
This spreadsheet is a general overview list of the major knowledge, skills and abilities that should be covered in a convergence program. Updated May 2019.

“Crosswalk” KSAs to Curriculum
This excerpt provides some details on how to use KSA rankings from your BILT to develop curriculum. Please note in particular the last page of the PDF, which has specific step-by-step crosswalk instructions and questions to consider.

Inviting and Recruiting a BILT
A sample of a more formal invitation that can be attached to e-mails.

To use when recruiting/inviting new members to join your BILT, a sample phone script (including what you need to know about your program and the BILT prospect's business before you pick up the phone) and a sample letter/email template.

Other Resources and Tools

“CIO Dinners”
Polk State strengthens its relationship with business and industry leaders by hosting regular “CIO dinners.” This overview of the process was recently provided by Polk State.

“Effective Approaches for Aligning Curriculum with Business Demand” webinar
This 60-minute webinar provides an overview of the CTC's unique BILT approach and the KSA process. This webinar was sponsored by the Centers Collaborative for Technical Assistance.

Business Term vs. Academic Term Matching Word Bank
This word-matching worksheet can be a fun tool to use in a discussion of the differences between academic and business culture. Understanding that difference can be important when working with a BILT.
Worksheet: matching_word_bank_-_biz_vs_academic.docx
Answer Key: matching_word_bank_-_biz_vs_academic_answer_key.pdf

Previous Meetings 2020

May 5, 2020 - Meeting
Minutes bilt_meeting_minutes_final_5_5_20.pdf

February 11, 2020 - Meeting
Minutes bilt_meeting_minutes_final_2_11_20.pdf
Presentation bilt_meeting_feb_11_2020.pdf

Previous Meetings 2019

November 19, 2019 - Meeting
Minutes bilt_meeting_minutes_11_19_19_v2.pdf
Presentation bilt_meeting_nov_19_2019.pdf

August 13, 2019 - Meeting
Minutes bilt_meeting_minutes_8_13_19.pdf
Presentation bilt_meeting_aug_13.pdf
Chat box: chat_transcript_8_13_19.pdf

May 14, 2019 - Meeting
Revised KSA list infrastructure_ksa_list_-_may_2019_update.pdf

February 12, 2019 - Meeting
Minutes bilt_meeting_minutes_2_12_19.pdf
Presentation: bilt_meeting_feb_12_final.pdf
Chat box: bilt_2_12_19_chat_box_transcript.pdf

Previous Meetings 2018

November 13, 2018 - Meeting
Minutes: nov_13_2018_bilt_meeting_minutes_final.pdf
Presentation: bilt_slides_nov_13_2018.pdf

August 14, 2018 - Meeting
Minutes: aug_14_2018_bilt_meeting_minutes_final.pdf

May 8, 2018 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting
PowerPoint: bilt_presentation_may_8_2018.pdf
Minutes: may_8_2018_bilt_ksa_meeting_minutes_rev.pdf

February 13, 2018 - Meeting
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_feb_13.pdf
Minutes: feb_13_2018_bilt_meeting_minutes_final.pdf

Previous Meetings 2017

November 14, 2017 - Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_nov_14_2017.pdf
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_nov_14_final.pdf
Minutes: nov_bilt_quarterly_meeting_minutes_final.pdf

August 8, 2017 - Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_aug_8_2017.pdf
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_aug_8.pdf
NIST framework (August 2017):
Minutes: aug_8_bilt_meeting_minutes.pdf

August 2, 2017 - “Tiger Team” meeting (follow-up to May 2 KSA meeting)
Minutes: tiger_team_minutes_8_2_17_rev.pdf
Final revised, approved KSA (knowledge, skills, abilities) list - provided to 60+ CCN schools late August 2017: bilt_ksa_spreadsheet_aug_2017_update.pdf

May 2, 2017 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_may_2_2017.pdf
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_may_2_final.pdf
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_8_31_polish.pdf

February 14, 2017 - Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_feb_14_2017.pdf
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_feb_14.pdf
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_feb_14_2017.pdf
Serverless Architecture - The National BILT discussed an emerging form of IT architecture – serverless architecture. While this trend may be 3-5 years away, an essential element of our National BILT meetings is to showcase new IT trends to better prepare educators for the next wave of technological evolution and innovation. BILT chairman Matt Glover (CTO, kindly offers these two attachments to further explain serverless architecture.

Previous Meetings 2016

November 15, 2016 - Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_nov_15_2016.pdf
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_nov_15_ppt.pdf
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_11.15.pdf

August 16, 2016 - Meeting
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_aug_16.pdf
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_aug_16_2016.pdf

May 10, 2016 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_may_10_2016.pdf
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_5.10.16.pdf
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_may_10_final.pdf

February 9, 2016 - Meeting
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_feb_9_redacted.pdf
Resume sample from guest speaker: dell_s_student_resume_sample_4.pdf
Note: if you'd like to see the resume sample referenced during the BILT meeting, please email Mark Dempsey. We've removed it from the PowerPoint (slide 9) at Dell's request. They're okay showing it informally to faculty and students (i.e. we can email it to you), but did not want it posted publicly. The replacement resume (the “Sample #4” Word document above) can be officially posted and shared publicly.
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_feb_09_2016.pdf

Previous Meetings 2015

November 10, 2015 - Meeting
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_nov_10.pptx
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_november_10.docx

October 14, 2015 - Tiger Team Meeting on “BICSI Certificate” KSA

September 21, 2015 - Tiger Team Meeting on “Network Security” KSA

August 11, 2015 - Meeting
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_aug_11_rev.pptx
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_aug_11_2015.docx

May 12, 2015 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_may_12_2015_2nd_rev.docx
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_-_trends.docx
PowerPoint: bilt_meeting_may_12.pptx

March 18, 2015 - Tiger Team Meeting on Mobility
PowerPoint Presentation/Agenda: bilt_meeting_mar_18.pptx
Minutes: tiger_team_meeting_minutes_march_18_2015.docx

February 10, 2015 - Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_feb_10_2015.docx
PowerPoint Presentation: bilt_meeting_feb_10.pptx
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_2.10.15.docx

Previous Meetings 2014

November 6, 2014 - Meeting
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_nov_6_2014.pdf
Minutes: networking_bilt_meeting_minutes_11.6.14.docx

August 21, 2014 - Portfolio Tiger Team
Student Portfolio Blog post

August 19, 2014 - Meeting
Minutes: networking_bilt_meeting_minutes_8.19.14_rev.docx
Agenda: bilt_agenda_-_aug_19_2014.pdf

May 9, 2014 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting

8:30am, Networking (light snacks available)

9:00am, Trends
10:00am, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities discussion
11:00am, Break
11:15am, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities discussion
12:15pm, Working lunch
12:45pm, Conclusion and next steps
2:00pm, Adjourn


These two documents were created at the meeting:

February 18, 2014 - Meeting (follow-up)
Minutes: networking_bilt_-_part_2_-2.18.14.docx
InterLink’s Labor Market 2014 survey
Collin College Programs of Study Updates
Department of Labor grant update
National Science Foundation grant update
“Tiger Teams”
Moving Job Skills Analysis from August to May 9?

Other Agenda items deferred to email or to May
Discussion and Action on BILT November 2013 survey
Discussion and Action on BILT member recruiting
Discussion of HP Institute Certifications
The Passing of the Baton to a New Chair


February 11, 2014 - Meeting

Previous Meetings 2013

November 12, 2013 - Meeting

Also, please take a few minutes to complete the following surveys.


August 20, 2013 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting
Minutes: bilt_meeting_minutes_aug._20_2013.docx

May 14, 2013 - Meeting
Minutes: bilt_meeting_may_14_meeting_minutes.docx

February 12, 2013 - Meeting
Minutes: bilt_meeting_feb_12_meeting_minutes_pdf.pdf
Presentation: bilt_meeting_feb_12_presentation.pdf

Previous Meetings 2012

November 15, 2012 - Annual KSA Job Skills Validation Meeting
Minutes: nov_15_2012national_ctc_face_to_face_bilt_meeting_minutes_pdf.pdf

August 14, 2012 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes8-14-12.pdf

May 8, 2012 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes5-8-12.pdf

February 28, 2012 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes2-28-12.pdf

Previous Meetings 2011 and before

November 10, 2011 - Job Skills Validation
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes11-10-11.pdf
Job Skills Analysis: biltjobskillsanalysis11-10-11.pdf

May 17, 2011 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes5-17-11.pdf

February 15, 2011 - Meeting

August 31, 2010 - Meeting

May 18, 2010 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes5-18-10.pdf

August 18, 2009 - Meeting

May 19, 2009 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes5-19-09.pdf

February 24, 2009 - Meeting
Minutes: biltmeetingminutes2-24-09.pdf

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