The students at Washtenaw Community College appear to know how to make an impression. Over the past three years, Quicken Loans has hired nearly 200 WCC students in fulltime, internship and contract positions. The Detroit company’s hirings show that WCC’s strategic plan to ensure that its students get employed – sometimes even before graduation – …

Feeding hungry students

WCC food pantry provides relief to students, funded by fines and student donations College is hard enough without having to worry about where your next meal is coming from. That’s why the Student Resource Center (SRC) at Washtenaw Community College operates an emergency food pantry for students in need. Described as “one of the best-kept …

For Alhussein, the road to WCC runs through Iraq, Yemen

Becoming a U.S. citizen last year was “a dream come true” for Washtenaw Community College Faculty Member Dr. Sabri Hummadi Alhussein. After teaching for more than 25 years, Alhussein – along with his wife and three children – left war-torn Iraq and immigrated to Yemen back in 1999. Ten years later, Alhussein and his family …

Anaily Smith and Jahi Hawkins use their hands to interact with their autonomous vehicle’s sensors to change its direction during the V2X: Connect Car Camp held at WCC in August. Students from ages 11 to 15 learned about advances in vehicle technology by creating remote-controlled vehicles using wireless technology and programming that allowed the cars …

It will be a chance for young people to build and learn at the same time. Through a U.S. Department of Labor grant announced recently, Washtenaw Community College will receive more than $899,000 to fund a three-year program aimed at teaching building construction skills to disadvantaged youth in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township while they work …

As part of a $175 million Department of Labor grant, Washtenaw Community College will receive $300,000 for apprenticeship training in advanced manufacturing. The apprenticeship announcement was part of President Barack Obama’s visit to Southeast Michigan on September 9th to tout what his administration calls the “single largest investment in apprenticeships across the country.” WCC was …

Locally, probably no other institution reflects the changing face of America better than Washtenaw Community College. More than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries choose WCC as the catalyst for their futures, according to International Student Services. Furthermore, nearly one-third of WCC’s students are from minority groups, according to the WCC Institutional Research Department. …

Entrepreneurship Center at WCC offers business workshops, weekly networking over coffee Starting your own business isn’t easy. In fact, it can be quite a challenge. But with the knowledge acquired from workshops such as the “Starting Your Own Business (SYOB)” workshop, your start-up can be successful. Recently, a group of 20 aspiring entrepreneurs learned the …

Here’s something to chew on. If you’re interested in learning about the different facets of the culinary arts and hospitality industry, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Cutting Edge Careers in Culinary Arts and Hospitality workshop. Set for Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washtenaw Community College in the …

Douglas Weber’s family has strong roots dating back five generations in Washtenaw County. The family also has a longstanding tradition of supporting the educational needs of the community. Those ties are now even stronger with the recent appointment of Weber to the Washtenaw Community College Foundation. Weber joins the board wellversed in the Foundation’s work …