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Washtenaw Community College President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca stands with leaders of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Instructor Training Program, held at WCC. With Bellanca are, from left, Ed Abbott, general organizer, Ironworkers International; Eric Dean, general president; and Lee Worley, executive director of apprenticeship and training, Ironworkers International. (Photo by Lynn Monson)

 

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers held its opening ceremony Sunday, July 17 at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti.

The ceremony provided WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca the opportunity to welcome more than 800 Iron Workers from across the United States and Canada back to the WCC campus for the Iron Workers 32nd annual Instructor Training program.

“The support we give each other represents the value of a true partnership. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide the equipment and hands-on facilities the Iron Workers need to train in the latest techniques to work in today’s ever-changing construction industry,” said Dr. Bellanca. “Literally, thousands of Iron Workers have had their careers strengthened by what they learn by attending these training programs—programs that teach them to be the most safe, skilled and best trained construction workers in the industry.”

The training program ran through July 22.