It’s the same place, but a changed man working at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital. In the rooms where he was once responsible for cleaning, polishing, vacuuming and mopping, Carlos Vasquez now cares for patients, performs diagnostic tests, administers medications, and provides emotional support to patients and their families.
A new Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program will provide one-on-one mentoring services to clients of the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College.
Ann Arbor-based Extang, a leading manufacturer of truck bed accessories, sponsored the Kick Start ‘N’ Back To School event held at the end of August to welcome new students enrolled in programs in the division of Advanced Technologies & Public Service Careers.
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.
WCC now partners with the Going PRO Talent Fund, a program affiliated with the state’s Talent and Economic Development Department.
Faculty and administration are consistently compiling insights to determine the need for curriculum changes. Sometimes that results in slight tweaks, sometimes in the formation of a totally new programs. Heading into the Fall 2019 semester both of those scenarios are true.