Washtenaw Community College becomes only educational institution in Small Business Association of Michigan
“WCC is excited to join SBAM and to be a resource for its members looking to develop their talent base through training and recruitment and to offer educational programming for entrepreneurs,” said WCC vice president Brandon Tucker in a release.
Washtenaw Community College invites area residents to virtually ‘attend’ Free College Week
ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw Community College has expanded its annual Free College Day -- a full day of classes for members of the community of all ages -- to Free College Week. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the school shifted its event online April 12-16. Residents of Washtenaw County and beyond are welcome to “attend” the biannual event that shares student experiences with the broader community. Designed for K-8 and high school students as well as adults and seniors, participants can elect to attend 82 different classes throughout the week. AdFor more information about Washtenaw Community College, visit www.wccnet.edu.
Washtenaw Community College hosting virtual spring career fair in April
ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw Community College Career Transitions department will be holding its annual Spring Career Fair virtually on April 9. Ad“The spring virtual career fair will help to connect the two together. With the career fair being held in a virtual environment, students, alumni and community members can join us from the safety of their homes. We are excited about that.”The Spring Career Fair is one of several events the WCC Career Transitions departments hosts each year, which include a fall job fair and events tailored to those in the business, health care and advanced manufacturing fields. For more information about Washtenaw Community College, visit www.wccnet.edu.
Here are the 21 largest employers in Washtenaw County
Pizza Prep School in the Domino's Pizza World Resource Center in Ann Arbor. The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. ANN ARBOR – One way to reflect on a regional economy is to check out the top employers and their industries, including public and private organizations. Here’s the latest list identifying the top employers in Washtenaw County compiled by Ann Arbor SPARK. Ann Arbor SPARK updates the list annually in January.
Local family’s Facebook rap videos bring joy during pandemic
The Klemmer family has released eight rap videos on Facebook since the pandemic began. SOUTH LYON, Mich. – The Klemmer family has been making waves on Facebook with their original rap videos that they’ve been creating since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Dad Bobby Klemmer’s oldest daughter, Sienna, was given a homework assignment in the spring using an online vocabulary tool that engages children through hip-hop. “One of the options was to write a rap,” said Klemmer. They also did one for Mother’s Day, one to celebrate teachers, a video to encourage people to vote, and, most recently, a Christmas rap.
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.”
Union volunteers build new observation deck in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Volunteers from the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance have constructed a new observational deck on the Washtenaw Community College campus. A 16-foot bench attached to the deck allows users to stop and watch for wildlife. “This project at WCC is one of perseverance,” said USA Director of Union Relations Walt Ingram in a release. The deck was assembled as a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Work Boots in the Ground conservation project. “Getting people in the mechanical trades together to build something for WCC’s biology students and community members to use was an awesome experience,” said UA Local 190 Training Director Andy Fielder, who led the project.
Ann Arbor YMCA launches free swim program for girls, collaborates to offer child development certificate
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor YMCA has announced two programs intended to serve the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti community. The second is a collaborative effort to create a child development certificate program that aims to help Washtenaw Community College students gain experience in the field of child development. Child Development Certificate Pipeline ProgramThe Y also announced that the Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center is partnering with Engage@EMU and the Washtenaw Community College Early Childhood Program to offer a child development certificate. The CDC Pipeline Program will give WCC students an opportunity to have an in-person practicum at the Collaborative: YMCA Child Development Center after four semesters of online study. Once students complete the program, they can work at a child development center or use program credits to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education at Eastern Michigan University.
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.
Washtenaw Community College Fall Career & Internship Fair set for Oct. 8
ANN ARBOR - Looking for a job? The 2019 Fall Career & Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College will be held Oct. 8 in the Morris Lawrence Building and is free and open to the public. The WCC career transitions department hosts a number of annual events, from spring and fall career fairs to events for niche areas such as business, health care and advanced manufacturing. Washtenaw Community College's Ann Arbor campus is at 4800 E. Huron River Drive. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Ann Arbor branch of AAUW to hold 67th annual used book sale today through Sunday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Beginning today, the Ann Arbor branch of American Association of University Women will hold its annual used book sale through Sunday. In its 67th year, the book sale will be in the Morris Lawrence Building on the Washtenaw Community College campus. Early birds will have access to the sale, and first dibs on books, today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $15. More About the AAUW Ann Arbor branchA registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the AAUW Ann Arbor branch aims to advance equity amongst women and girls within the area. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Summit to discuss wrongful conviction in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County Saturday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On Saturday, Washtenaw Community College will host the Wrongful Conviction Summit in the Morris Lawrence Building. From noon to 4 p.m., the Wrongful Conviction Summit will include a panel discussion and a series of speakers including Jeffrey Deskovic, founder of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation and exoneree; and Robyn Frankel, leader of the Conviction Integrity Unit recently created by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. While the event is free, possible attendees are asked to register through the Eventbrite page so as to reserve seating. For more information about the speakers, call 734-252-6075 or visit the Eventbrite event page. The Morris Lawrence Building is at 4800 E. Huron River Dr.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.