News & EventsFriday, December 6, 2013
Filed under: computers
Thinking about a career in information technology? A new program at WCC can help accelerate your path to a job.
Employment opportunities were an important factor in the creation of eight new certificate and degree programs at WCC for Fall Semester. The new programs represent a broad range of growing industries, including health care, applied technology, digital media, social science, and the arts.
We know there are jobs going unfilled in the information technology industry. And with a statewide unemployment rate hovering around 8 percent, we know there are people in Michigan ready to work who can’t find a job. How do we change that? WCC has the answer.
WCC has partnered with Ann Arbor-based Merit Network to launch the first pilot program of the new Michigan Cyber Range. WCC network security students now use the new online environment as a seamless extension of their classroom.
WCC computer security student Jesse Reets is one of three finalists in Michigan to advance to the national finals in the Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Competitions.
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.
Washtenaw Community College and the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Greater Washtenaw Region are partnering with Google to help get local businesses online. The college is hosting a free workshop with Google experts on Wednesday, September 19 at 9:30am. Its goal: Provide small businesses and nonprofits with the online tools they need to drive Michigan’s economy.
The Ann Arbor Give Camp returns to Washtenaw Community College September 14-16. IT and business professionals from across southeast Michigan will converge on campus to assist non-profits with their unmet technology needs.
By Nancy Clay