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Plumbers And PipefittersTo Extend Contract For Training At Washtenaw Community College

United Association

After a quarter century, the new deal being signed Wednesday will keep the United Association at WCC for 15-more years

Since 1990 the United Association's annual training program has grown from about 1,200 people to over 2,000 attending this year.  The growth comes as WashtenawCommunity College also hosts the organization's Great Lakes Regional Training Center which offers several classes per month year round.

Director of Training Chris Haslingersays people attending the training are able to share the latest technology and techniques with colleagues in their community, "How to be a better teacher, how to design classes, and also take technical classes in our area such as pipefitting, plumbing, HVACR."

The training will soon include hands on experience with a new energy efficient micro-turbine.

Haslinger says the U-A has built a good relationship with the college and the Ann Arbor area.

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