WCC’s LifeLong Learning department has received a Special Project Award for the Social Work Conference it held earlier this year. The Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training presented the award on Aug. 13. WCC was selected for the honor from a field of other two-year colleges that included Monroe, Macomb, and Oakland community colleges.
Game on! Gamers who live to smash their opponents and hurl them across the room or defeat them with spells and wizardry have a place to battle for hours as members of one of WCC’s newest student clubs, the Video Game Club.
WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in three categories and second in three others at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
When college gets complicated, whether it’s because of academics, finances, or personal issues, WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center can help students get the support they need to succeed.
Work begins this month on the much anticipated updates to WCC’s Occupational Education building. Built in 1982 for the College’s vocational programs, the OE building will receive extensive mechanical upgrades, new lighting and ceiling fixtures throughout, and an infusion of green technology, including the addition of 200 geothermal wells and a partial vegetative rooftop.
It’s been a year since many of the 1,500 student instructors for the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs and an additional 200 faculty, industry reps, and staff visited Ann Arbor and WCC for an intensive week of hands-on instruction. This year they’ll fill classrooms and area restaurants and hotels August 7-13.
School’s out for the summer, but not at the Parkridge Community Center on Ypsilanti’s south side. Area children aged 5 to 13 are keeping their math skills sharp, expressing their artistic side, and learning about the world through special excursions. It’s all part of the Center’s popular summer camp developed four years ago by Anthony Williamson, who coordinates programming at the WCC Harriet Street Center up the street and its expanded operations at Parkridge.
For young college students and their parents, the transition from high school to college is also a transition into adulthood.
Beginning this fall, WCC will offer evening classes at the University of Michigan. The pilot program, which begins Aug. 27 and runs through Dec. 17, involves holding 10 classes in Mason Hall, which is adjacent to Angell Hall on State Street in the heart of U-M’s campus.
Degree-seeking students whose first semester of enrollment at WCC is Fall 2010 Semester or later will be required to take a computer class that aims to equip them with skills for school, home, and work.