Amazon employees can pursue degrees for free at Washtenaw Community College
ANN ARBOR, MI - Amazon hourly employees can pursue degrees and professional development for free at Washtenaw Community College, which is now an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program. Amazon’s Career Choice program is an education benefit for employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. As a Career Choice Program partner, WCC will offer pre-paid tuition to Amazon hourly employees. Access to pre-paid academic degrees and professional development classes at WCC are available to Amazon hourly employees who have been employed for 90 days. “We’re looking forward to Washtenaw Community College coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” Amazon’s Career Choice Global Program Lead Tammy Thiemann said in a statement.mlive.com
Washtenaw Community College, teachers union agree to contract extensions
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Washtenaw Community College and the Washtenaw Community College Education Association (WCCEA) teachers union have agreed to one-year extensions for two current contracts. The extensions delay contract renegotiations for both the WCCEA master agreement and the part-time adjunct teaching contract until 2022 and 2023, respectively. The contract extensions were unanimously ratified by the WCC Board of Trustees at its October meeting last week. In a release from the Ann Arbor college, WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca thanked faculty. Almost 70 percent of union membership voted, according to WCCEA President Dr. Julie Kissel, who said that support was “overwhelmingly positive.”
Washtenaw Community College announces fall semester plans -- more virtual classes, tuition freeze
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Washtenaw Community College has announced that its fall plans will include online classes, hybrid courses, a tuition freeze and changes centered around preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). SafetyStudents, faculty and employees returning to campus will be required to complete an online safety training module. Bellanca stated that the community college has worked with two organizations in order to reopen safety. An updated fall schedule is available on the Washtenaw Community College website. Washtenaw Community College is at 4800 E Huron River Dr.