Curtis Ivery, WCCCD chancellor, said that after the tax renewal passed, he received an email from Arizona, asking what political consulting firm was used to help sell the tax renewal to voters.
John Bolden, WCCCD executive vice chancellor, said that the existing 1.5-mill tax, along with a separate 1-mill levy, account for about two-thirds of WCCCD's annual revenue.
The tough economic times are also prompting what could be a record enrollment at WCCCD. Combined enrollment at the district's five campuses has more than tripled since 2001.
"We did the computer-related training at WCCCD's downtown facility, and they came to our site and did the soft-skills training at noontime sessions.
WCCCD and other colleges and universities across the Detroit Region view business outreach programs as a vital component of their overall educational mission.