The college’s state-of-the-art facilities, strong leadership and understanding of the importance of training for the future were reasons the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers union signed a five-year contract extension on March 18 to continue the union’s renowned Instructor Training Program (ITP) on the Washtenaw Community College campus. WCC President, …

The highly anticipated 2015 Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County was presented at the March 19 Washtenaw Economic Club program at Washtenaw Community College. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Economic Outlook, which is co-authored by Dr. George A. Fulton, economics research professor at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy …

Starting this month, Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Allied Health students will be taking their skills out into the community in the form of free wellness and health promotion clinics. The “WCC Wellness & Health Promotion Clinics,” the brainchild of Valerie Greaves, RN, MSN, MSA, department chair of Nursing & Health Sciences at the college, …

Washtenaw Community College’s third Free College Day on March 28 bustled with excitement. More than 300 community members attended, enthusiastic to learn as much as possible from the WCC faculty and staff who were thrilled to share their knowledge. Free College Day provides free lectures, demonstrations and learning. WCC credit and Community Enrichment instructors led …

The annual Washtenaw Community College Spring Career Fair held last month was the largest in the college’s history. Eighty local employers participated in the fair including Dick Scott Automotive Group, IKEA, Manpower, Thetford and Thomson Reuters. “As a locally-owned, community-based staffing organization, we choose to partner with organizations like Washtenaw Community College because we want …

Budding entrepreneurs need a variety of resources to grow ideas into thriving businesses, and accessing all those resources can be difficult. But now there is a new central place, offering assistance on everything from marketing to legal support to financing, at the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College. The center celebrated its Grand Opening on …

Sean Duval, a member of the WCC Foundation Executive Committee, calls WCC a “gem in our community.” He cited the Foundation’s mission as an investment in the community and one that will return dividends to the people of Washtenaw County for many years to come. Duval is the chief executive officer and chairman for Golden …

WCC students to benefit from state-of-the-art equipment in skilled trades programs The college has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the state’s Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP). The funding will support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for education and training related to the planned Advanced Transportation Center, which will provide training for …

The 29th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the Washtenaw Community College Foundation was another smashing success, raising $111,000 in support of WCC students. Over 300 people attended the event, which was organized by Board member Tom Lamb and Michelle McClintock as well as Board member Katherine Farrell and Damian Farrell. The event’s lead sponsors were …

On March 11, Washtenaw Community College closed a deal to refinance its two outstanding bonds at a significant savings to the college. “It’s outstanding news,” said Chief Financial Officer William Johnson, vice president of administration and finance. “We are going to save the college more than $1.5 million over the remaining maturity schedule on these …