News & EventsSunday, October 4, 2015
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Washtenaw Community College’s third Free College Day on March 28 bustled with excitement. More than 300 community members attended, enthusiastic to learn as much as possible from the WCC faculty and staff who were thrilled to share their knowledge.
The annual Washtenaw Community College Spring Career Fair held last month was the largest in the college’s history. Eighty local employers participated in the fair including Dick Scott Automotive Group, IKEA, Manpower, Thetford and Thomson Reuters.
Budding entrepreneurs need a variety of resources to grow ideas into thriving businesses, and accessing all those resources can be difficult. But now there is a new central place, offering assistance on everything from marketing to legal support to financing, at the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College.
Sean Duval, a member of the WCC Foundation Executive Committee, calls WCC a “gem in our community.” He cited the Foundation’s mission as an investment in the community and one that will return dividends to the people of Washtenaw County for many years to come.
The 29th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the Washtenaw Community College Foundation was another smashing success, raising $111,000 in support of WCC students.
On March 11, Washtenaw Community College closed a deal to refinance its two outstanding bonds at a significant savings to the college.
It’s a sobering statistic – according to a 2014 Student Public Interest Research Group survey 65 percent of students skip buying or renting textbooks due to cost. Over a ten-year period from 2002 through 2012 textbook prices have increased by an alarming rate of 82 percent.
Washtenaw Community College’s pharmacy technician program students are more in-demand than ever before.
More than thirty high school students from across the region experienced a unique learning experience as participants in the 2015 Global Trade Mission program held on campus during the last week of February. This was the third year the College sponsored the program, which is designed to introduce high school students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, give them an understanding of how the global economy works and expose them to emerging technologies.