Oct 3 2012
WCC Wins $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Dept of Labor
The Foundation assisted in developing the grant called IGNITE (Intentionally Growing New Information Technology Employees). Funds will allow the college to develop new I.T. programs specific to the needs of area employers and delivered in new ways that meet the diverse learning needs of students. To top that off, the college was asked to work with the USDOL to host a press conference on campus announcing the grant! One of the highlights was welcoming Congressman John Dingell and introducing him to a host of students pursuing I.T. degrees at WCC. At least three of the students who met both Congressman Dingell and Jay Williams from the USDOL are funding their education through WCC Foundation scholarships!