News & EventsFriday, May 6, 2016
Filed under: jobs
Talent investment will be a key competitive advantage for small business owners and corporate America in 2013, said Michelle Mueller, associate vice president for economic and community development at WCC. Recently, Mueller discussed workforce training with area executives who feel that recruiting and retaining skilled employees are critical in positioning their businesses for success.
The number of students receiving associate degrees from WCC has increased almost 20 percent in the last five years. The job prospects for these and future WCC graduates are great, according to a recent report from Michigan State University.
WCC has been invited to become a new workforce development provider for the Washtenaw County Michigan Works agency.
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 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.
WCC invites military veterans to attend a Veterans Hiring Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from noon to 4:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building. The event is free and open to veterans, their family members, WCC students and alumni, and the public.
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 has been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor through its Trade Adjustment Assistance for Community Colleges Career Training program. The grant will fund an initiative to develop new information technology employees in Michigan.
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).
President Rose Bellanca has joined the new Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum sponsored by National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). Through the program, presidents of community colleges throughout the country commit to increase the focus on entrepreneurship at their institutions and the impact their colleges have on the economic well being of the communities they serve.