Career exploration workshops, community job fair highlight CTE Month at WCC

February 5, 2024 WCC Public Relations

Promotional image for 2024 CTE Month

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will offer a series of in-person and virtual events in February designed to highlight Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways for current and prospective students.

CTE Month® kicks off at WCC the week of February 7 with a career decision-making workshop and a movie screening about the nursing profession. The month’s activities culminate on February 28 with the annual Winter Career & Internship Fair, which is open to the public and will feature more than 70 employers looking to fill jobs.

CTE offers students hands-on training that can be applied to real-world, in-demand education training and career pathways, impacting a wide variety of fields including health care, business and information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction, transportation and more.

WCC offers more than 30 associate degrees and 40 certificates in CTE career fields, fueling a pipeline from a post-secondary education directly into the workforce.

While some CTE Month® events are designed for current WCC students, others such as the February 8 and February 27 workshops are also geared toward high school and other undecided students throughout the state to help them make decisions about a future career path.

A family-friendly February 16 event will be hosted at Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti to provide resources about careers and support available through WCC. Information about the college’s new Advance Ypsi initiative to educate and train underserved and underrepresented high school students and adults from Ypsilanti will also be highlighted.

Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign that takes place throughout the state and nationally.

WCC students can register for CTE Month® events through the Handshake platform.

Anyone interested in details about the CTE Month® events, including registration, can visit the CTE Month @ WCC webpage.

The full list of activities are:

  • February 7, 1-3 p.m., Garrett’s, first floor, Student Center – Movie screening of “The American Nurse.”
  • February 8, 1-2 p.m., virtual event – Career Decision-Making Workshop
  • February 14, Noon-1 p.m. virtual event – The Power of Networking Workshop
  • February 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Garrett’s, first floor, Student Center – Exploring Healthcare Majors
  • February 16, 4-6 p.m., Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong Drive, Ypsilanti – Family-friendly Community Event
  • February 20, 3-4:30 p.m., Garrett’s, first floor, Student Center – Financial Reality Game
  • February 27, 1-2 p.m., virtual – Exploring Healthcare Majors
  • February 28, 4-6 p.m., Morris Lawrence Building – 2024 Career and Internship Fair.



Learn more about Career and Technical Education Month® and register for WCC’s activities on the CTE Month @ WCC webpage.


Tags: CTE, CTE Month, Career Fair, Career and Internship Fair

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