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.


Skills USA State Auto Technology Competition

Saturday April 8th, 2017 - At the Tassell Technical Education Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Two Career and Technical Education students from the South and West Washtenaw Consortium competed in the competition that was designed to create real life diagnostic and repair situations. The SWWC Automotive Technology program dominated the overall Master Technician competition with Manchester H.S. Senior’s Erik Molotky and Jeremy Rauch placing first and second respectfully. These students earned Scholarships from four colleges in excess of thirty thousand dollars and industrial prizes from Snap-On tools. Erik will now compete at the Skills USA National Competition June 19th-24th.   

All of the competitions reflected the requirements of the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Technician Certification tasks and exams. The South and West Washtenaw Consortium was one of eighteen schools that competed in the Automotive Technology Competition.


DECA Competed at the State Career Development Conference

March 10th - 12th - Detroit, Michigan

Forty-seven Saline DECA  to competed alongside 4,200 other high school students. Many students competed in a business role play scenario, while others prepared a written paper and presented it during the competition. 

Vice President of Chapter Development 2017-2018 - Junior Edward Settle won!!! He applied, interviewed and campaigned for 1 of 8 DECA State Officier positions. He will travel the country networking, developing lifelong leadership skills and promoting the nationally recognized organization.

1st Place Champion Plaques: Team Megan Foley & Annie Nelson, Team Laila Houser, Sohie Rash & Delaney Silhanek. (These teams will be traveling to Anaheim, CA in April to compete at Internationals)

Finalist Medals Teams: Erin Evans, Francesca Panzica & Emma Peoples,  Thereza Cevedanes,Skyler Hoffman, Ally Heider & Kaitlin Walper, and Aidan Nam & Stephanie Schick

Recognition for Individual Events: Christian Johnson & Grace Livsay

*** To learn more about DECA, visit mideca.org or deca.org. ***


Michigan Restaurant Association Prostart Competitition

March 13, 2017

1st Place (Gold) - Culinary Team

They will compete in April in South Carolina to represent the State of Michigan.

Kelly Zielinski, Lauren Wilson, Madison Robison, Kiersten Garrett and Austin Hannah

3rd Place (Bronze) - Nutrition Team

Jacob Keller, Madison Robison, Lauren Wilson, Kelly Zielinski and Kiersten Garrett


Culinary Arts Regional Competition

Friday, February 10, 2017 - At Oakland Community College

Congratulations to the following students on winning medals!

Commercial Baking - 1st Place (Gold) - Emma Keeler
Restaurant Service - 2nd Place (Silver) - Lara Hijazi 
Culinary Arts - 3rd Place (Bronze) Kiersten Garrett
Gold - 1st Place - Culinary Arts - Kelly Zielinski

Once again the SWWC Culinary Students took more medals than any other school at Regionals!!!!!!


Welding Competition

Friday, February 10, 2017

Congrationals to the following students placing at competition!!!

2nd Place (Silver) - Ethan Lobbestael- SMAW Welding
1st Place (Gold) - Gus Rickelmann- SMAW Welding
1st Place (Gold) - Brad Bristle- GMAW Welding


Arthur Berkey Science Fair

Local Results 2017


Anastasia Frederick - Top Gold Award
Plant Systems 9-10 Grade Individual

Dustin Drake & Amanda Jedele
Top Gold Award
Animal Systems 9-10 Grade Team

Dan Caroen - Top Gold Award
Animal Systems - 9-10th Grade Individual


Additional Placings:

GOLD - Grace Popa

SILVER - Wesley Welt, Colin Nouhan, Yanic Sadek, Kaitlyn Higgins, Christina Richard, Hannah Evers

BRONZE - Team Luckhardt/Trinkle, Clay Curtis, Jacob Niethammer, Colin Mitchell, Samantha Sturt



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