Campus News

Unique WCCC Partnership Fills Statewide Line-Cook Shortage

January 9, 2020
To stem the acute shortage of restaurant workers plaguing Vacationland, HospitalityMaine and Washington County Community College received a $44,000 grant to train 125 HospitalityMaine member employees for culinary jobs.  Announced at the HospitalityMaine Summit at Sugarloaf Monday, the grant from Maine Quality Centers allows Mainers interested in culinary careers to… Read More

WCCC To Host Workshop on Becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace

December 9, 2019
Recognizing the reality of the opioid epidemic and its effects on the population of Washington County enables employers to take an important role: helping the community recover by supporting individuals who are themselves in recovery. As part of its ongoing HR Thursdays series, Washington County Community College (WCCC) is hosting… Read More

WCCC Hosts Everyone Can Code Workshop for Educators

December 9, 2019
As the technological world progresses, students familiar with computer programming languages have an unequivocal advantage in their ability to understand and interact with the digital world. Through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, iPads and MacBooks were distributed to schools around the state in 2017. To help local educators learn how… Read More

Washington County Community College Students receive MEREDA scholarship

November 13, 2019
Sunshine Green and Haley Black are two of 14 community college students to receive a scholarship from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association Calais, Maine —Sunshine Green, of Lubec, and Haley Black, of Calais, second-year Washington County Community College students has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Maine… Read More

Unique WCCC Partnership Fills Statewide Line-Cook Shortage

November 8, 2019
To stem the acute shortage of restaurant workers plaguing Vacationland, HospitalityMaine and Washington County Community College received a $44,000 grant to train 125 HospitalityMaine member employees for culinary jobs. Announced at the HospitalityMaine Summit at Sugarloaf Monday, the grant from Maine Quality Centers allows Mainers interested in culinary careers to… Read More

Educational Workshop Offered to Educators and Caretakers at WCCC

October 30, 2019
Educators and caretakers seeking to teach young children the joy of learning and experiencing the world to the fullest are invited to attend a special one-day event on October 19th: Building Bridges through Story and Song. Participants will learn ways to utilize story and song while working with children to… Read More

Totally Trades! Conference

October 7, 2019
Washington County – A day-long event designed to encourage self-identifying girls and gender-expansive youth to consider careers in fields traditionally underrepresented by women will bring together participants from schools throughout Washington County on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Washington County Community College Campus. The Totally Trades! conference will feature… Read More

Learn to Cook World Cuisines with WCCC’s Culinary Adventures

October 2, 2019
If you’ve found yourself inclined toward the culinary arts but are looking for the right opportunity to learn hands-on with skilled, helpful teachers, Washington County Community College’s ongoing Culinary Adventures program may be the perfect addition to your plate. Every Tuesday night, Chefs Bobby and Suzie Lloyd instruct participants in… Read More

ENROLLMENT UP AT MAINE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES

September 26, 2019
AUGUSTA, ME – Preliminary enrollment figures at Maine’s community colleges show a 6.3 percent increase in enrolled students this fall compared to the same time last year. The increase is in sharp contrast to a nationwide trend of declining enrollments at two-year public colleges over the last several years. The… Read More