Activities include virtual and in-person sessions for students and employers
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host several events during the U.S. Department of Labor’s eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18.
WCC’s events are being hosted to observe the 85th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act and to increase student and employer awareness of and participation in the college’s diverse and high-quality apprenticeship programs.
The college partners with employers to offer apprenticeships in the areas of advanced manufacturing (robotics and automated systems), information technology (cybersecurity), transportation (automotive services, automotive test and powertrain development technicians) and welding.
Apprenticeships at WCC were developed to help employers fill their talent needs with qualified employees who possess advanced skills and knowledge.
Apprentice employees earn wages while on the job and participate in registered technical instruction or specialized WCC courses customized and tailored to the demands of specific industries.
To celebrate and raise awareness for this event, WCC’s Center for Career Success will host several events during National Apprenticeship Week. They are:
- Virtual Apprenticeship Information Session – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15. Registration link: https://bit.ly/3G50Ve4
- Apprenticeship Information Table at Campus Explore Event – 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, in the Student Center Atrium, second floor
- Explore Apprenticeships at WCC – 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, at Garrett’s Restaurant, first floor of the Student Center. This event will focus on educating students, school counselors and local employers to the benefits of registered apprenticeship programs, an introduction to the program’s requirements, as well as a closer look at the career paths they encompass through guided tours of WCC’s innovative facilities. Breakfast will be offered.
- Virtual Apprenticeship Information Session – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17. Registration link: https://bit.ly/3WRsYE4
APPRENTICESHIPS AT WCC
To inquire about partnering with Washtenaw Community College or participating in registered apprenticeships, please contact the WCC Office of Apprenticeship.
Call: (734) 677-5221
About Washtenaw Community College
Washtenaw Community College (WCC), Ann Arbor, Mich., educates students through a wide range of associate and certificate programs in areas such as health care, business, STEM and advanced transportation and mobility. WCC offers accelerated and online programs and was ranked the number one community college in Michigan, according to schools.com. WCC is committed to student success, with nearly 70% of students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor degree. The college also works through community, business and union partnerships to develop highly specialized training programs to meet the region’s workforce talent needs.
For more information about Washtenaw Community College, visit www.wccnet.edu.