News & EventsTuesday, August 4, 2015
Filed under: businesses and partners
WCC has stuff—lots and lots of stuff. What do most people do who have extra stuff? They put it on eBay.
Wouldn’t you love to fly? Imagine yourself in the cockpit, the sky around you and the controls at your command. Whether you dream of finding your career in the sky or of flying for your own pleasure, the starting point is the same: ground school.
WCC has so many students who have career dreams, but not the finances to necessarily support those dreams. That’s where the WCC Foundation comes in to help.
Accelerating on a rain-soaked highway. Weaving through heavy traffic. Driving safely on any road surface is a critical skill for an emergency first responder.
Finding a new academic leader who will honor the hard work and vision of retiring President Larry Whitworth while bringing his or her own unique perspective on two-year education is a daunting task. It’s arguably one of the most strategic undertakings facing the WCC Board of Trustees this year.
Coaching an entrepreneur through the gauntlet of starting or growing a small business is a daunting task. A good coach will ask a lot of tough questions: Is enough financing secured? Is the business plan sound? Does the product match customers’ needs? Will the owner put in the hours necessary to make the business successful? The questions are endless and the answers are critical when seeking advice from the professionals at the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center at WCC.
You expect to find advanced medical simulation technology at a premier research center like the University of Michigan. But you will find similar technology a few miles away in specially equipped classrooms at WCC.
WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in three categories and second in three others at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
This July, WCC’s campus will be home to approximately 600 instructors from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. WCC has been home to summer instructor training for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters for 20 years, and it will also host some classes for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).