WCC News: Workforce Development

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February 28 Career Fair open to public, students

WCC Public Relations - February 07, 2024

Job seekers are invited to Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Annual Winter Career Fair on Wednesday, February 28. Approximately 70 employers are expected to attend the fair, with many looking to hire for immediate job opportunities.

View Post :   February 28 Career Fair open to public, students

tags: Career and Internship Fair, Career Fair, Workforce Development, Community Partnership

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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.

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

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.

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

tags: Workforce Training, Workforce Development, Advance Ypsi

Fall 2023 Career Fair

Washtenaw Community College hosts Career & Internship Fair

WCC Public Relations - October 11, 2023

Upwards of 70 employers looking to hire for job and internship openings will be represented at Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Fall Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, October 12.

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tags: Workforce Development, Career Fair, Internships

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WCC at Detroit Auto Show: Preparing students for future EV workforce

Fran LeFort - September 12, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, highlighting education programs to prepare the workforce for the advancement of battery powered electric vehicles.

View Post :   WCC at Detroit Auto Show: Preparing students for future EV workforce

tags: North America International Auto Show, Semiconductor, EV, Workforce Development

Tile for Advance Ypsi initiative

Ypsilanti residents invited to learn more about WCC's Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program

Fran LeFort - September 07, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host three information sessions for Ypsilanti residents interested in the new Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program.

View Post :   Ypsilanti residents invited to learn more about WCC's Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program

tags: Automotive, Advance Ypsi, Mobility, Workforce Development, IT

Trainco truck by WCC sign

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.

View Post :   Trainco Inc. Truck Driving program expands at Washtenaw Community College

tags: Workforce Development, Trainco, Workforce Training, Trucking

Semiconductor chip

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.

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

tags: Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Semiconductor

Marisol Adelmann

WCC's Marisol Adelmann advocates for adult education in nation's capital

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2023

WCC employee Marisol Adelmann recently traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in a legislative briefing in support of adult education.

View Post :   WCC's Marisol Adelmann advocates for adult education in nation's capital

tags: Adult Transitions Pathways, GED, Workforce Development, Adult Transitions

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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.

View Post :   WCC launching semiconductor technician program as part of Michigan STAR initiative

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

CNC Lab Tour

WCC shows off new MI FAME work-and-learn program to Southeast Michigan high school students

Fran LeFort - May 11, 2023

The Michigan Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (MI-FAME) program offers apprenticeships and on-the-job training with industry partners.

View Post :   WCC shows off new MI FAME work-and-learn program to Southeast Michigan high school students

tags: Workforce Development, MI FAME, Advanced Manufacturing, Apprenticeships

Wolverine Pickleball groundbreaking

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.

View Post :   Small business owners find success after partnering with WCC

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

Fall 2022 Career Fair

Public invited to Spring Career Fair March 29

Kayla Gahagan - March 23, 2023

Job seekers are invited to Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Annual Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 29.

View Post :   Public invited to Spring Career Fair March 29

tags: Resume, Career Fair, Center for Career Success, Workforce Development, community

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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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ZOLLER investing in WCC and its own future workforce

Fran LeFort - December 29, 2022

ZOLLER is donating more than $200,000 in equipment to train WCC students on state-of-the-art tool measuring and inspection machines while developing a robust apprenticeship program that will hire and train 4-6 students each year for high-demand careers.

View Post :   ZOLLER investing in WCC and its own future workforce

tags: Workforce Development, Advanced Manufacturing, Apprenticeship Programs, Apprenticeships, Launch, Launch Winter 2023

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Hot Jobs: WCC partners with industry to fuel talent pipeline

Fran LeFort - December 29, 2022

WCC has always prioritized its partnerships with industry. But in a market where the need for skilled workers is greater than ever, the relationship seems more and more symbiotic.

View Post :   Hot Jobs: WCC partners with industry to fuel talent pipeline

tags: Launch, Workforce Development, Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship Programs, Computer Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Launch Winter 2023, Robotics

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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.

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

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.

View Post :   WCC, Sprinklers Fitters extend partnership to educate, train workforce

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

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WCC joins Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development throughout state

Fran LeFort - November 30, 2022

Washtenaw Community College has joined the Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development training for small businesses across the state.

View Post :   WCC joins Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development throughout state

tags: Workforce Development, December 2022, Entrepreneurship Center, On The Record

National Apprenticeship Week Logo 2022

Washtenaw Community College to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18

WCC Public Relations - November 10, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host several events during the U.S. Department of Labor’s eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18

tags: Academic and Career Skills, Center for Career Success, Workforce Development, Apprenticeship Programs, Apprenticeships

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Pharmacy Technician 10-week boot camp begins November 12 at WCC

Fran LeFort - October 25, 2022

A new 10-week Pharmacy Technician training program will be offered by Washtenaw Community College (WCC) to help meet a workforce shortage of skilled pharmacy technicians.

View Post :   Pharmacy Technician 10-week boot camp begins November 12 at WCC

tags: Health Care, Workforce Development, bootcamp

Brandon Tucker

WCC's Brandon Tucker appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce advisory committee

Rich Rezler - October 03, 2022

Brandon Tucker, Vice President and Chief Workforce & Community Development Officer at Washtenaw Community College, is one of 24 individuals from around the country appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industrial Advisory Committee.

View Post :   WCC's Brandon Tucker appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce advisory committee

tags: Advanced Transportation, Brandon Tucker, Workforce Development, Electrical

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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.

View Post :   WCC selected as educational partner for Amazon Career Choice program

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

Truck driving school

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.

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

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

Mach-E at Motor Bella

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.

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

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.

View Post :   Apprenticeship information sessions hosted at WCC Nov. 18

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

Ford Mustang Mach-E

WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

Fran LeFort - July 22, 2021

WCC has added an all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV to its bank of cutting-edge technology, solidifying its leadership in preparing the workforce of the future

View Post :   WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

tags: Advanced Transportation Center, Workforce Development, CCAT, Transportation Technologies

Ford Mustang Mach-E

WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

Fran LeFort - July 22, 2021

WCC has added an all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV to its bank of cutting-edge technology, solidifying its leadership in preparing the workforce of the future

View Post :   WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

tags: Transportation Technologies, Advanced Transportation Center, August 2021, On The Record, Workforce Development, CCAT

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.

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

tags: February 2021, community involvement, Online Learning, ousearch_News_2021, Workforce Development, Student Success, On The Record, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a win-win proposition

WCC - March 01, 2021

Washtenaw Community College joined with the private sector and state employment agencies in working to fill a worrisome talent gap in the critical cybersecurity field.

View Post :   Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a win-win proposition

tags: On The Record, cybersecurity, ousearch_News_2021, Workforce Development, February 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.

View Post :   WCC part of consortium awarded $10M for workforce training

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

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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.

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

tags: Awards, WCC Foundation, ousearch_News_2020, Workforce Development

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.

View Post :   RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

tags: Nursing, Mary Burns-Coral, Workforce Development, 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Health Sciences

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.

View Post :   WCC, Kennedy Care offering home health aide training program

tags: Workforce Development, ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Home Health Aid

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.

View Post :   WCC Community Enrichment classes offer something for everyone

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Enrichment Classes, 2018, Workforce Development