Welcome to the SWWC 

Serving Chelsea, Dexter, Lincoln, Manchester, Milan, and Saline school districts
with quality Career and Technical Education programming for over 25 years!


Our Mission Statement

We, the member districts as the South and West Washtenaw Consortium, shall best educate students together in areas where individual districts cannot do as well alone.
The Career and Technical Education component of the South and West Washtenaw Consortium empowers its students to be productive members of a changing technological world.
The students are provided with the knowledge necessary to achieve the requisite skills, positive attitudes and work habits to meet those goals.




Clinical Rotation of AM Health Science Chelsea Retirement Community


               May 2016





Promposal 2016

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Hunter Carson, a Manchester SWWC Welding student spent many hours at Saline High School prepping his promposal for Prom this Saturday, May 7, 2016. The finsihed product will be polished & shiny! 


SWWC Video Production News Class

SHS Today & Hornet Nation won Spartan Awards on April 21, 2016! 

video news


9 DECA members traveled to Nashville, TN

To compete at the International Career Development Conference

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3 teams qualified at the State conference in March & advanced to the International competition in late April of 2016.

Learn & Written Event:

Oliva Wash Rachel Schmidt & Andrea Doa





Independent Business Event: 

Erin Evans, Francesca Panzica, Emma Peoples 






School Based Enterprise Retail Written Event:

Cameron York, Annie Satin & Heather Banet with over 18,000 high school DECA members in attendance, the competition was intense. They earned International Finalist medals & were among the top 20, of over 160 in the nation for their event! 

Sara Foley

Senior DECA member, Sara Foley has concluded her role representing Michigan as a State Officer.  She was voted in to this position & has spent the last year traveling the country representing Michigan DECA.  This position has provided her an opportunity to network & obtain invaluable leadership skills. Well done Sara!  

Ian Schwenke is this years AWS Annual High School Welding Competition Champion!

Ian was awarded $2500 in scholarship monies along with other cool swag! 






Matt Nyrkkanen finished in 4th place!

AWS High School Welding Competition

on Friday, April 22, 2106

He won $1500 Scholarship plus extras!


SWWC Welders made top 24






 All SWWC Welders                  made Top 24! 






Congratulations SWWC Welding Team!

On Friday, March 18, 2016 the SWWC Welding Students represented SWWC very well at the WCC Inviational. 

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From Left to Right: Clay Conkle placed 2nd in Advanced OAW, Sean Duffy placed 2nd in Beginner OAW, Gus Rickelmann placed 2nd in Beginner SMAW, Ethan Lobbestael placed 1st Beginner SMAW and Ian Schwenke placed 1st in Overall Welding! Keep up the great work!



Tuesday, February 9 at Saline High School

In addition to Congressman Walberg from 7th Congressional District of Michigan, the event featured a panel of community leaders who talked about positive solutions for job creation and workforce development. Some of those present were Scot Graden (Superintendent at Saline Area Schools), Steve Jedele (Owner of Steve’s Custom Signs), Greg Cook (Toyota), Fred Piercy (President of R&B Plastics Machinery) & Tom Preston (President of Precision Devices Inc.)

After all, February is Career and Technical Education Month, so one of the key areas of discussion was ways to help the next generation successfully enter the workforce and put more Americans back to work with 21st century skills. Members of the community were also provided an opportunity to help deliver solutions to help grow a health economy.



Our Program Director and Principal, Jody Gielinski, Tries Her Hand At Welding!


It's a great day when the Director and Principal of SWWC wants to join in on the class in Welding and give it a try.  Mrs. Jody Gielinski came prepared, dressed in her custom welding jacket and the other necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) to learn to weld.  Student, Ian Schwenke, was on hand to give thorough instructions and tips for a good weld bead.   You rock, Mrs. Gielinski!!


Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' highlights  the Skilled Trades 

     * Skilled Trade Jobs are in hot demand today! Watch: Mike Rowe's Videos to learn more.


Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the South and West Washtenaw Consortium not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, height, weight, religion, language, or marital status in of its programs, activities, or employment