On The Record: Workforce Development

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

'We're here. We're ready.' President Bellanca on WCC's role in post-pandemic recovery

WCC - March 04, 2021

On The Record sat down with WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to discuss how WCC is supporting current students and the community to help secure a brighter future.

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tags: Student Success, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, On The Record, Workforce Development, February 2021, Online Learning, community involvement


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

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WCC, Destination Ann Arbor win state award for hospitality apprenticeship program

Susan Ferraro - February 21, 2020

Destination Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College are joint recipients of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan 2020 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration.

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tags: WCC Foundation, Workforce Development, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

Jeremy Helton is a megatronics apprentice at Pollard Banknote, Ltd., in Ypsilanti who receives training at Washtenaw Community College.

Helping companies grow their own

Richard Rezler - August 20, 2019

Today’s workforce is rapidly changing with a demand for increasingly sophisticated and technologically advanced skill sets — particularly in the skilled and professional trades.

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tags: Jeremy Helton, August 2019, On The Record, Workforce Development, ousearch_News_On The Record

Tim Brom of Grimm Cybersecurity explains how to set up WCC’s new mobile hacking workbench — which teaches students the mechanics of reverse engineering a vehicle – to faculty Cindy Krzeczkowski and Michael Galea. | Photo by Kelly Gampel

Mobile hacking workbench enhances WCC's reputation as leader in cybersecurity education

Richard Rezler - October 15, 2018

Washtenaw Community College has been a leader in cybersecurity education since it became the first institution in the state to offer a cybersecurity degree in the early 2000s.

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tags: Advanced Transportation Center, cybersecurity, Workforce Development, mobile hacking workbench, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, On The Record, October 2018, CCAT, ousearch_News_On The Record

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

Richard Rezler - August 18, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Health Sciences Division and its Workforce Development department are teaming up to help get nurses whose licenses have lapsed back into the profession.

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tags: Mary Burns-Coral, Nursing, Health Sciences, Workforce Development, ousearch_News_2018

Home Health Aid Training Program

WCC, Kennedy Care offering home health aide training program

Richard Rezler - June 04, 2018

The Workforce Development department at Washtenaw Community College and Kennedy Care, a home health care service provider headquartered in Ann Arbor, have teamed up to create a two-week Home Health Aide training program.

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tags: Workforce Development, Home Health Aid, ousearch_News_2018

On The Record

McKinley calls on WCC to develop maintenance staff

Washtenaw Community College - April 23, 2018

McKinley, Inc., one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, called upon Washtenaw Community College to help train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s apartment and housing units around the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

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tags: April 2018, Workforce Development, training, On The Record, Community enrichment, ousearch_News_On The Record

Community Enrichment Classes

WCC Community Enrichment classes offer something for everyone

Richard Rezler - February 28, 2018

The college’s Workforce Development department also works diligently with local organizations to ensure it’s creating the labor pool Washtenaw County and southeastern Michigan need to thrive in a global economy.

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tags: Workforce Development, Enrichment Classes, ousearch_News_2018

Al Lecz (left), Director of the WCC Advanced Transportation Center, describes a prototype vehicle exhibited at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Constructed and assembled with lightweighting materials by WCC faculty and students using the college’s state-of-the-art equipment, the vehicle features examples of transmitters, receivers and sensors needed to communicate autonomously with other connected vehicles and infrastructure. (Photo by Kelly Gampel)

WCC shines at North American International Auto Show

Brendan Prebo - February 08, 2018

Washtenaw Community College returned to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) for the second year in a row to highlight opportunities available to people looking for careers in the mobility industry.

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tags: autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, NAIAS, On The Record, Advanced Transportation Center, Workforce Development, Mobility, February 2018, ousearch_News_On The Record

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