WCC News Story Archive: Skilled Trades

UA Industry Day 2023

Certificates, associate degrees highlight annual UA training week

Fran LeFort - August 18, 2023

More than 200 members of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices (UA) of the plumbing and pipefitting industry in the United States and Canada earned certificates and associate degrees on Thursday, highlighting a week of training at Washtenaw Community College.

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tags: Graduation, United Association, Skilled Trades, Plumbers and Pipefitters

Skilled trades at WCC

WCC welcomes record 5,000+ union trainers to Ann Arbor

Fran LeFort - June 16, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host a record number of more than 5,000 members from five national trades organizations this summer for training to advance their skills. WCC’s partnerships with skilled trades groups have been growing for decades and upcoming visits will result in a projected $20 million economic impact to Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor, according to Destination Ann Arbor.

View Post :   WCC welcomes record 5,000+ union trainers to Ann Arbor

tags: Cement Masons, Plumbers and Pipefitters, On The Record, Electrical Workers, June 2023, Roofers Union, United Association, Ironworkers, Workforce Training, Skilled Trades

WCC alumni

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

Contract Signing

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

Governor Whitmer at podium

Governor Whitmer joins United Association for Industry Day at WCC

Fran LeFort - August 18, 2022

Washtenaw Community College welcomed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the United Association’s Industry Day on Wednesday.

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tags: Industry, September 2022, Skilled Trades, On The Record, United Association

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Skilled trades careers are high-tech, high-demand and high-wage

Rich Rezler - August 16, 2022

Professional trades careers in Michigan pay about 39% higher than the statewide average for all occupations. Those same careers often require less schooling and student debt than a four-year degree.

View Post :   Skilled trades careers are high-tech, high-demand and high-wage

tags: Launch, Auto Body Repair, Skilled Trades, Construction, HVAC, Transportation Technologies, Motorcycle Service, Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, Launch Fall 2022, Automotive Powertrain Development, Automotive Services

Ironworkers on campus

WCC welcoming nearly 4,000 union trainers to area this summer

Fran LeFort - June 15, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will welcome nearly 4,000 trainers from four national skilled trades organizations to campus this summer.

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tags: United Association, Roofers Union, Ironworkers, OPCIMA, Skilled Trades

Roofers Union

Summer skilled trades training returns to WCC

Fran LeFort - July 16, 2021

More than 600 skilled trades union workers will participate in national training programs on the WCC campus over the next two weeks as hands-on instruction resumes following the pandemic.

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tags: Skilled Trades, August 2021, On The Record, Roofers Union, Union