A study commissioned by the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau shows Washtenaw Community College’s partnership with The United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) resulted in a $7.6 million economic impact for the county in 2016. This summer marks the 28th year members of the UA have arrived on the WCC campus for its week-long Instructor Training Program.
Starting this fall, the WCC facilities that attract apprenticeship coordinators and instructors from across the United States and Canada for an annual training program will also become the starting point of Ironworker careers. The college is introducing a new pre-apprenticeship certificate program that was designed in partnership with the International Ironworkers union.
Nine Washtenaw Community College students were part of an archaeology team that made international news by unearthing 25 well-preserved letters written by Roman soldiers at the end of the first century A.D. The students were part of a four-week, interdisciplinary WCC study abroad program in the United Kingdom, which included a two-week stint of archaeological excavation at Vindolanda, an ancient Roman fort in northern England.
Originally seeking a return-to-the-workforce refresher from the WCC Workforce Development department, Saline mom Laura Roughton instead left campus motivated to launch a new web-based business after completing a digital marketing series of courses.
As a high-achieving high school student, Max McVety had plenty of postsecondary options, but only applied to one college. The money saved by starting his education at WCC comes in handy as he travels the world as an internationally-ranked Magic: The Gathering player.
WCC has a long, storied history of success in SkillsUSA competition, and six students kept that tradition alive at this summer’s 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Cybersecurity, a new offering at WCC beginning in Fall 2017, will introduce students to skills and strategies needed to protect an organization’s computer network and systems, preparing them for an entry-level job in the high-demand field or the ability to transfer to a four-year institution.
The Entrepreneurship Center on the WCC campus received a grant that will allow it to create a series of programs intended specifically for creatives looking to build a sustainable business around their art.
The WCC Foundation’s new Emergency Fund is completely supported by gifts, donations and grants from friends, companies and foundations that share in the important goal of student retention and completion of degrees and certificates.
The WCC Adult Transitions GED Pathways program held its recognition ceremony on June 22 with 35 of the program’s 74 eligible participants taking part in the festivities.