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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:11

GRCC receives $3.9 million federal apprenticeship grant under new partnership

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Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has entered a partnership with Macomb Community College (MCC) to boost its apprenticeship program in the state.

The newly minted Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+) recently received a $3.9 million federal grant to expand both institutions' manufacturing and information technology apprenticeship programs, according to a statement released today.

“This is an exciting day for Grand Rapids Community College,” said President Steven Ender in the statement. “We have provided educational opportunities in West Michigan for 101 years, so we are well-suited to be a collaborative partner to help meet the needs of employers for highly skilled workers. This is a proactive approach, taking into account employer needs, to continue training workers who can hit the ground running.”

GRCC plans to work with Spectrum Health, Haworth Inc., Perrigo Co. plc, Randstad Technologies, Autocam Precision Components Group and others.

The MAP+ partnership will target Allegan, Barry, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa, St. Clair and Wayne counties as part of the grant program.

GRCC was named along with 45 other colleges across the country as recipients of a $175 million federal grant program aimed at expanding apprenticeship programs in high-demand fields, according to the statement.

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