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Monday, July 15, 2019

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Ironworkers celebrating 10th anniversary at WCC

For the 10th consecutive summer, the Ironworkers are back in Washtenaw County for their annual Instructor Training Program, bringing nearly 800 people to use the facilities at Washtenaw Community College and leave significant economic impact on the surrounding area.

It’s the 35th anniversary overall for the train-the-trainer program that brings together union apprentice coordinators, instructors, contractors, business managers and owners from across the United States and Canada.

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Coin flip, inquisitiveness led WCC business student to astronomy conference

How does a community college student studying business end up at the largest conference of astronomers in the world? Well, it starts with a coin flip.

Joshua Mehay needed one more science elective to complete his Management degree at Washtenaw Community College, but couldn’t decide which. So, he flipped a coin. Astronomy won.

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Navy veteran sets sail for Yale with fond memories of his time at WCC

Matthew Burtell was floating in the Sea of Japan when he first contacted Washtenaw Community College. Or maybe he was 2,000 miles south, somewhere in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy isn’t too keen on sharing the whereabouts of its aircraft carriers, so sometimes even an Information Systems Technician aboard the USS Ronald Reagan isn’t sure exactly where he’s located.

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Some High-Growth Jobs Require Just Two Years of School

Editor's note: This article is adapted from the Fall 2009 issue of WCC’s CareerFocus magazine.

Animation Program Prepares Students for Jobs, More Education

Some students in WCC’s 3D animation program get work even before they graduate.

WCC Moves Western Region Classes to Chelsea for Fall

Washtenaw Community College credit classes originally scheduled at Dexter High School for the Fall 2009 Semester will meet instead on the campus of Chelsea Community Services at 500 Washington St. in Chelsea. Construction at Dexter High School was a factor in the decision.

WCC and United Association Celebrate 20 Years of Training

A milestone will be celebrated when the United Association Instructor Training Program convenes at Washtenaw Community College August 8-14. This year marks the 20th anniversary of an educational partnership that has served almost 30,000 new and returning instructors-in-training for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

IT Professionals Camp Out at WCC for Charity

Camping at a community college? Though classrooms and computer labs may not be a traditional camper’s idea of a fun summer weekend, they were the ideal place for 70 software developers, designers, and database administrators who donated their time to create custom software and websites for 14 non-profit organizations.

WCC Website Wins National Award

WCC’s website has won a major award in a national contest for college and university websites.

Child Care Scholarships Available to WCC Students

Need help paying for child care while you attend classes this fall? WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center offers child care scholarships that cover part of the cost for on-campus or off-campus care.

Changes Affect Fall 2009 Registration for Students

Beginning Fall Semester, students at Washtenaw Community College will find a more streamlined registration procedure for some classes, new qualifications for others, and greater accessibility to their own progress in their program of study.

WCC’s Website Adds More Audience Gateways

Two new gateway pages for specific audiences are the latest addition to WCC’s website, which is undergoing a complete redesign.

WCC Commits to Climate Neutral Practices

WCC has taken two more important steps in its commitment to minimizing energy use and reducing greenhouse emissions.

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