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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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WCC offers eight new certificates, degrees

Employment opportunities were an important factor in the creation of eight new certificate and degree programs at WCC for Fall Semester. The new programs represent a broad range of growing industries, including health care, applied technology, digital media, social science, and the arts.

International Students Add to WCC’s Diversity

A few years ago, Faniel Perrin was studying computer science in his native Haiti while working as a guide and translator. He became friends with one of his clients, an Ann Arbor couple that ran a charity.

Abernethy Named WCC Interim Vice President for Instruction

WCC has named Dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. William Abernethy as Interim Vice President for Instruction. The appointment is effective immediately.

Pazkowski Wins US Welding Title

WCC welding student Alex Pazkowski is the number one student welder in the nation. On Feb. 23 he won the American Welding Society/SkillsUSA Team USA Finals welding competition in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Grainger Foundation Supports WCC

The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to WCC in support of its welding program.

WCC Welder is Best in the Nation

WCC welding student Alex Pazkowski won first place in the American Welding Society SkillsUSA U.S. Invitational Weld Trials in Las Vegas this month.

WCC President Featured on Podcast

WCC President Rose B. Bellanca recently shared her vision for the College and the community with Donna Doleman, vice president of marketing communications and talent at Ann Arbor SPARK, in a podcast that’s available online.

WCC Named Welding Educational Institution of the Year

WCC has been named Educational Institution of the Year by the American Welding Society and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee. The honor is one of their 2012 Image of Welding awards.

Dingell, Williams Praise WCC Efforts to Fill IT Skills Gap

A $2.9 million grant WCC received is the kind of investment that will drive the nation forward, said Jay Williams, executive director of the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers. He made the comment to area business leaders during a visit to WCC Oct. 1. The grant is from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Initiative.

WCC Hosts Signing of Historic Labor Agreement

Washtenaw Community College was the site for the signing of an historic agreement on August 15 between the professional plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters of the United Association of the United States and Canada (UA) and the Plumbing Trades Employees Union of Australia (PTEU).

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