News & EventsSunday, December 21, 2014
Filed under: international
It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.
WCC student Alex Pazkowski won a Silver Medal in the 42nd WorldSkills International Welding competition recently held in Leipzig. Germany. Pazkowski represented both WCC and the United States in the prestigious international competition.
WCC is hosting a three-day event for area high school students who are destined to work in the dynamic and ever-changing business environments around the world.
For six years Ron Stevens has helped small business owners and entrepreneurs set up or fine-tune their companies. As they expand into other countries they are taking advantage of a new service Stevens provides through the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center—export capabilities counseling.
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.
Entrepreneurs occupy a central position in our economy as key contributors to technological innovation and new job growth. WCC and the University of Michigan William Davidson Institute (WDI) are helping to build entrepreneurial know-how among students at Jordan’s Al-Quds College thanks to a grant from Higher Education Development (HED).
WCC is busy preparing for the 59th annual United Association Instructor Training Program (ITP). This year marks the 23rd consecutive year that more than 1,200 UA plumbing, pipe and sprinkler fitting, welding, and HVAC service techs from across North America have converged on campus for a week of intensive instruction.
This May, WCC is again offering a three-week photography class in Sorrento, Italy, and its surrounding area. An information session about the trip will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Room 303 of the Gunder Myran building.
Several public events are planned this November and December that highlight the illuminating Middle East travels of WCC humanities instructor Elisabeth Thoburn.
From February through April 2011, WCC humanities instructor Elisabeth Thoburn traveled to the Middle East in search of history. With travel plans carefully arranged and finalized months ahead of time, Thoburn found herself in Cairo as protesters swarmed Tahrir Square and the Egyptian government toppled.