The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology
(WMCAT) welcomes Becca Guyette to their team as the Teen Program Director. Prior to joining WMCAT, Guyette worked on a variety of programming at UICA, but with the new position, her focus will now be on the programs she is most passionate about.
"At UICA, I had always worked on the teen programming, but with their transition, I took on different roles, too. I really wanted to focus on teen programming, where I can make the highest impact."
Guyette says she will be expanding the day classes at WMCAT and also introducing new after-school programming.
"With the after-school students, we are going to focus on design thinking," she says.
Guyette says student design teams will work on local problems that need a creative solution by using the design thinking process, which will be facilitated by trained staff.
Guyette has an impressive background in developing programming for the arts. She holds a B.A. in Visual Arts Education with an emphasis in metal and jewelry design from Grand Valley State University. In 2011, she was a key contributor to the UICA's teen program, receiving the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the Nation's highest honor for out-of-school arts programs.
To learn more about WMCAT, you can view their site here.
Source: Becca Guyette, WMCAT
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor