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.

WCC faculty member William Nelson following his father’s footsteps

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.

Award-winning robot created in WCC labs, garden

WCC is a logical meetup space for the Ann Arbor Autonomous Vehicle Group, considering the tools, instruments and other resources available in the college’s lab space. But it was something decidedly low-tech — the hoop house garden located on the eastern edge of campus — that was vital to the group’s winning strategy in the 2018 Autonomous Robot Challenge.

WCC, Michigan Medicine launch Service Desk Apprenticeship Progam

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.

WCC auto students light up Las Vegas

Students in WCC’s Custom Cars & Concepts program and other auto body students customized a Ford F-350 exhibited at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.