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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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WCC, Ironworkers extend training partnership for five years

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers – better known as The Ironworkers – agreed to extend its partnership with Washtenaw Community College and bring its annual Instructor Training Program back to the Ann Arbor area for five more years.

Family bond: Father and son pursuing WCC welding degree together

Parents don’t typically have an opportunity to observe how their child performs in a college classroom. It’s even more unusual for a child to witness a parent’s actions in that setting.

Kiwanis Club program funds 20 WCC scholarships for Ann Arbor Public School grads

Abdul Kizito is a General Studies student at Washtenaw Community College with plans to transfer to a four-year university. Studying economics, political science or law are on the radar for the 17-year-old Ann Arbor Huron High School graduate, who was born in Uganda and came to the United States with his mother, Sauda Nabukenya, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

Hire MI Vet holding fifth annual hiring event at WCC

Washtenaw Community College is co-hosting a networking event and job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with Hire MI Vet, a community initiative developed to help veterans find meaningful employment. The event, which will take place in the Morris Lawrence Building on WCC’s main campus, is designed to connect local veterans and their families with more than 30 veteran-friendly employers.

WCC faculty member presenting her experience growing up behind the Iron Curtain

When the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, signaling the end of the Cold War, East German-born Elisabeth Thoburn was living in Michigan. She met an American exchange student a decade earlier, fell in love, was married and moved to the United States in 1985.

With Business Enterprise program, students build education around their careers

Washtenaw Community College is turning business education upside down with the introduction of its new Business Enterprise program that can lead to a certificate, an advanced certificate, an associate degree and transfer opportunities to a four-year institution.

WCC's Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts programs receive ACF accreditation

Two of Washtenaw Community College’s culinary programs recently received accreditation from the American Culinary Federation.

WCC student chosen for statewide voter engagement task force

Washtenaw Community College student Kimberly Kozal was named to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s 33-member Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force, which is being asked to make recommendations for improving voter engagement among young voters and college students.

WCC hosting community college gender and sexuality conference

Washtenaw Community College is hosting its first gender and sexuality conference, open to students, staff and faculty of all 28 community colleges across the State of Michigan interested in learning about, sharing about and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ communities on their campus.

WCC joins TurboVote Engaged Community College program

Washtenaw Community College is one of the first five institutions nationwide to join the TurboVote Engaged Community College (TECC) program, which supports voter engagement planning aimed at increasing student voter turnout.

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