Al Lecz, director of the WCC Advanced Transportation Center, talks with Lisa Katz, executive director of Workforce Intelligent Network of Southeast Michigan. Photo by Lynn Monson

Al Lecz, director of the WCC Advanced Transportation Center, talks with Lisa
Katz, executive director of Workforce Intelligent Network of Southeast Michigan. Photo by Lynn Monson

Representatives from a dozen area manufacturers got a close-up look at Washtenaw Community College’s technical training facilities, as well as an overview of what’s to come with its new Advanced Transportation Center.

The college’s “Manufacturers’ Breakfast and Roundtable” held last month included personnel from Toyota and AMI Manchester, as well as WCC Welding Instructor Glenn Kay; Dr. Michelle Mueller, WCC Vice President of Economic, Community and College Development; and Al Lecz, Director of WCC’s Advanced Transportation Center.

Following a roundtable discussion, guests were given a tour of WCC’s technical training facilities where they witnessed first-hand programs in welding, mechatronics and electrical applications.

“We believe that we can offer the most relevant training that will satisfy the needs of local manufacturing companies,” said Niko Dawson, WCC’s Executive Director for Economic and Community
Development. “We want to showcase some of our course offerings and other divisional services, while also learning what training needs exist for their individual organizations. We see this event as another step in establishing a strong and positive working relationship between the college and local manufacturing businesses.”