Culinary Arts students and instructors from Washtenaw Community College fed hundreds of government officials April 19 in celebration of Community College Day at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.
Presenters from Ford Motor Company, the Michigan Department of Transportation, DTE Energy, Ann Arbor SPARK and the University of Michigan found a common theme during the WCC Smart Cities symposium: The need for greater cooperation between industry, government and education.
WCC Automotive Services Technology student Emily Hatsigeorgiou received the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) Two-Year Student Achievement Award; Paula Salazar a highly-selective Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship; Carmen Jongsma a Dental Assistants Association scholarship and instructor Tom Penird a Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award.
For the second consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. “Our goal is to achieve the Tree Campus USA designation every year, and to continue caring for the campus environment indefinitely,” said WCC Landscape and Grounds Manager Holly Herman. The Landscape and Grounds …
According to a report presented at a recent Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon, Washtenaw County is now in its ninth year of recovery since 2009. The county’s economic prosperity is expected to last through 2020 with continued job growth, falling unemployment, and rising real wages.
Free College Day classes ranged in subject matter from academic (An Overview of Psychological Disorders) to DIY (General Maintenance of Your Home Comfort Systems); from science-based (Skeletons in the Closet: Structure and Function of Human Bones) to beyond the scope of scientific understanding (Ghosts and Demons: True Tales of the Paranormal); and from self-improvement (Resume Workshop: Write Your Way Into the Job) to improv (Improvisational Theater Workshop).
Responding to the needs of its surrounding communities, the Adult Transitions department at Washtenaw Community College is extending its reach with a new adult education project at the Ypsilanti Township Community Center. “We want to provide new education and job opportunities in our community,” said Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo. “The WCC Adult Transitions team …
McKinley, Inc., one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, called upon Washtenaw Community College to help train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s apartment and housing units around the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College is hosting its third annual Pitch@WCC contest on Tuesday, May 15 and the public is invited to attend and cheer on the competitors.
By BRENDAN PREBO AVP, Marketing & Communications Washtenaw Community College returned to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) for the second year in a row to highlight opportunities available to people looking for careers in the mobility industry. WCC was the only community college exhibiting in the auto show’s mobility-focused exposition, dubbed …