WCC News: Workforce Training

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U.S. Department of Labor approves new Registered Apprenticeship Program for WCC

Fran LeFort - November 17, 2023

WCC received approval for its first U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program, serving as an intermediary in partnership with Toyota & Subaru of Ann Arbor.

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tags: Workforce Training, Apprenticeship Programs, Workforce Development, Apprenticeships, US Department of Labor

Advance Ypsi

Information sessions coming up for Ypsi residents to learn about new education and jobs training program

WCC Public Relations - November 13, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host two virtual information sessions in November for Ypsilanti adults and high school students interested in the new Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program.

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tags: Workforce Training, Workforce Development, Advance Ypsi

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Trainco Inc. Truck Driving program expands at Washtenaw Community College

Kayla Gahagan - July 14, 2023

It was a good problem to have – too many students and not enough instructors. That was the case for Trainco Inc.’s Truck Driving program hosted at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) until recently, when a second instructor was added to accommodate the growing popularity of the program.

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tags: Workforce Development, Trainco, Workforce Training, Trucking

Skilled trades at WCC

WCC welcomes record 5,000+ union trainers to Ann Arbor

Fran LeFort - June 16, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host a record number of more than 5,000 members from five national trades organizations this summer for training to advance their skills. WCC’s partnerships with skilled trades groups have been growing for decades and upcoming visits will result in a projected $20 million economic impact to Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor, according to Destination Ann Arbor.

View Post :   WCC welcomes record 5,000+ union trainers to Ann Arbor

tags: Cement Masons, Plumbers and Pipefitters, On The Record, Electrical Workers, June 2023, Roofers Union, United Association, Ironworkers, Workforce Training, Skilled Trades

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WCC part of state's push to achieve global semiconductor superiority

Fran LeFort - May 25, 2023

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca joined Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on Wednesday in announcing that the Great Lakes State is launching its largest-ever campaign to promote careers, recruit talent and attract new businesses to fill jobs in Michigan’s thriving semiconductor industry.

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tags: Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Semiconductor

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WCC launching semiconductor technician program as part of Michigan STAR initiative

Fran LeFort - May 16, 2023

Washtenaw Community College will launch a new semiconductor technician training program to advance the electrification of the automotive industry.

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tags: Automotive, Semiconductor, Workforce Development, Industry, Workforce Training, EV

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Small business owners find success after partnering with WCC

Kayla Gahagan - May 09, 2023

The owners of Wolverine Pickleball explain how the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC helped guide them to success.

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tags: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Center, Workforce Training, Workforce Development, small business

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Advance Ypsi: WCC receives grant to launch jobs and education initiative in Ypsilanti

Fran LeFort - April 24, 2023

WCC has been awarded a $2.09 million grant to launch a jobs and education initiative to boost the quality of life and outcomes for underrepresented populations in Ypsilanti.

View Post :   Advance Ypsi: WCC receives grant to launch jobs and education initiative in Ypsilanti

tags: community involvement, Advance Ypsi, Community enrichment, Workforce Training, Workforce Development, Ypsilanti

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ZOLLER donates nearly $250,000 in equipment to train future workforce at WCC

Fran LeFort - April 05, 2023

ZOLLER Inc. has donated nearly $250,000 in equipment to WCC to train students on state-of-the-art machinery that measures precision cutting tools along with an advanced tool management system.

View Post :   ZOLLER donates nearly $250,000 in equipment to train future workforce at WCC

tags: March 2023, On The Record, Donation, Workforce Development, Advanced Manufacturing, Workforce Training

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WCC offers leadership and management skills training series

WCC Public Relations - January 06, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will offer a workforce development series geared at helping develop leadership and management skills.

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tags: Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Management, leadership

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Washtenaw Community College, Andersen Material Handling partner to provide forklift operator training

WCC Public Relations - December 06, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is partnering with Andersen Material Handling to offer OSHA-compliant forklift operator training.

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tags: December 2022, Workforce Training, On The Record, Workforce Development

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WCC, Sprinklers Fitters extend partnership to educate, train workforce

Fran LeFort - December 01, 2022

Washtenaw Community College and the Road Sprinkler Fitters of the United Association, Local 669, have extended their partnership to educate and train craftsmen to meet workforce needs.

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tags: Workforce Training, Skilled Trades, On The Record, United Association, Workforce Development, December 2022

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Bootcamps announced for cybersecurity shortages and innovative solutions to health care

Fran LeFort - September 09, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host two workforce training bootcamps this fall to fill critical talent needs in the areas of IT-cybersecurity and health care.

View Post :   Bootcamps announced for cybersecurity shortages and innovative solutions to health care

tags: Workforce Development, cybersecurity, Health Care, Workforce Training

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WCC selected as educational partner for Amazon Career Choice program

Fran LeFort - August 25, 2022

WCC has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to academic degrees, professional development and personal enrichment courses.

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tags: September 2022, On The Record, Partnership, Workforce Training, Amazon Career Choice, Workforce Development

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Washtenaw Community College and Trainco partner to fill truck driving talent pipeline

Fran LeFort - July 28, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is partnering with Trainco Truck Driving Schools to offer a full-service CDL-A educational training program to help fill critical workforce needs.

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tags: Workforce Training, On The Record, Trucking, September 2022, Partnership, Industry, Workforce Development

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WCC to show off Mustang Mach-E, highlight skills training at Careers of Today & Tomorrow

Fran LeFort - May 09, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will show off its Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle, its automotive cybersecurity workbenches and skills training pathways at Careers of Today & Tomorrow on Thursday, May 12, at the Southern Michigan Center for Science & Industry in Hudson.

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tags: Advanced Transportation Center, ATC, Affordability, OER, Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Academic and Career Skills, Tuition

Skilled trades apprenticeships

Apprenticeship information sessions hosted at WCC Nov. 18

Fran LeFort - November 09, 2021

Free virtual and in-person sessions will be hosted Nov. 18 for current and prospective students interested in getting paid while learning and working on the job.

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tags: Apprenticeship Programs, Workforce Development, Apprenticeships, Workforce Training

Job growth in Washtenaw County

Forecast: Washtenaw County should recover quickly from recession, but disparity may widen

Rich Rezler - March 27, 2021

University of Michigan economists Donald Grimes and Gabriel Ehrlich presented the Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County to the Washtenaw Economic Club.

View Post :   Forecast: Washtenaw County should recover quickly from recession, but disparity may widen

tags: April 2021, On The Record, Washtenaw Economic Club, Economic Outlook, Workforce Training, ousearch_News_2021

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WCC part of consortium awarded $10M for workforce training

Rich Rezler - February 04, 2021

WCC is part of a consortium awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Labor to invest in workforce training.

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tags: On The Record, Workforce Training, ousearch_News_2021, Grants, Workforce Development, February 2021