Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was among the dignitaries that helped Washtenaw Community College celebrate its national Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designation and cut the ribbon on its new nursing simulation laboratories at a special ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 15.
It didn’t take long for Mackenzie Benning to go full circle. The 2017 WCC graduate was back on campus recently for the college’s annual Fall Career & Internship Fair. A one-time participant in the General Motors Summer Internship Program herself, Benning was back to help her employer find the next batch of GM interns.
When Washtenaw Community College faculty member William Nelson won the Technologist of the Year Award from the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists last month, a familiar face was there to pin the award on his lapel – his father, Robert Nelson, who won the same award in 1986. It wasn’t the first time William Nelson had followed in his father’s footsteps.
WCC faculty member Elizabeth Connors, program director of the college’s Surgical Tech and Sterile Processing programs, was honored with an Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award.
Michigan Medicine’s recently launched Service Desk Apprenticeship Program pays entry-level candidates to serve a one-year apprenticeship in frontline technology support, receiving extensive on-the-job training and formal technical coursework at WCC in the process. At the end of the program, apprentices receive a U.S. Department of Labor journeyman’s card and earn a 16-credit Computer Systems Technology certificate from WCC.