HVAC/R Partnership Pipeline Program

HVAC/R Entrepreneurship Partnership Pipeline Program

In 2020 WCC pitched a program at National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Pitch for the Trades, and won a grant to offer free entrepreneurial programming to our own HVAC/R department and HVAC/R students! Read more to learn what services are on offer, in this partnership between WCC's Advanced Technologies & Public Service Careers Division, Instructional Division and Entrepreneurship Center.

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Brynn Cooksey
Meet with Entrepreneur-In-Residence Brynn Cooksey

Book a free appointment with Entrepreneur-In-Residence Brynn, business owner and WCC Faculty, for coaching on opening or building a business, or becoming a contractor in the HVAC/R field.
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The Business of HVAC/R Bootcamp

AttendThe Business of HVAC/R Boot Camp
The HVAC/R Boot Camp will present multiple speakers and business owners from the field who have made their way into independent business ownership, speaking on themes of time management, pricing, legal considerations, marketing, networking for professional development, getting jobs and sales, and all that running a business in the HVAC/R industry entails. 

More info and registration details for WCC HVAC/R students to come for the February 24th, 2022 Boot Camp!

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Present your business idea at a business pitch competition
Winter 2022

Learn more in our Business of HVAC/R Resource Guide

Learn more the HVAC/R industry
Business Success
WCC Campus Resources
Career and Industry Resources

Press Coverage

"New Program Supports WCC HVAC/R Students and Local Industry, " Washtenaw Community College, August 19, 2021,


"WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition," Washtenaw Community College, October 14, 2020,


Thank you to NACCE and the Ratcliffe Foundation for the opportunity to offer this exciting program for the benefit of our local HVAC/R students and regional HVAC/R industry.

Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected status in its programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Executive Vice President of Student & Academic Services, SC 247, 734-973-3536. Facility access inquiries: V.P. for Facilities Development & Operations, PO 112, 734-677-5322. If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, contact Learning Support Services at 734-973-3342 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.