Generation Z expects everything to happen online, immediately. That includes education, or at least the ability to access all the tools and information necessary for their classes. They have also grown up during a time of online algorithms and have grown accustomed to information being tailored specifically for them.
Jason Morgan, chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, penned the “Keeping Up the Good Work” article for this edition of On The Record.
“I thought I was never going to graduate,” said Lawanda Leverett. “It was depressing to not live the life I imagined.” Leverett was one of the student speakers at the Adult Transitions Pathways’ Student Recognition Ceremony to honor the 90-plus non-traditional students who have received their General Educational Development diplomas since July 2018.
A self-described mediocre high school student, Matthew Burtell said he found his focus in the Navy and came to WCC determined to find academic success. He’s now studying at Yale.
Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College. But beyond pursuing a particular degree, the 27-year-old is taking classes with a very specific result in mind.