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Displaying items by tag: Davenport University

Monday, 19 September 2022 16:26

New WMCAT training program opens access to career opportunities in tech

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, a nonprofit focused on increasing social and economic opportunities in the region, is launching a new tech education pathway within its Adult Career Training Program. 

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 05:00

The Right Place launches 10-year plan to grow tech sector in greater Grand Rapids

Economic development agency The Right Place Inc. has launched plans to transform the greater Grand Rapids area into a technology and innovation hub over the next 10 years. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:03

People in the news: March 14, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for March 14, 2022

Published in Talent

Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:45

Educational institutions strive to stock a talent-hungry cybersecurity industry

MUSKEGON — Even before colleges started offering curricula centered on cybersecurity, Susan Rhem-Westhoff was exploring that realm with her students at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center.

Published in Talent
Monday, 11 January 2021 17:00

Davenport University appoints higher ed veteran to lead business, technology colleges

Davenport University has appointed Amy Mansfield as the new dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:33

GVSU, Davenport launch tuition programs to bring military veterans to campus

Initiatives at Grand Valley State University and Davenport University seek to help veterans earn a college degree after their military service.

Published in Talent


Sunday, 11 October 2020 09:08

MiBiz Growth Report: October 11, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 September 2020 08:55

MiBiz Growth Report: September 27, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for September 27, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:21

GLIAC latest in slew of fall college sports cancellations

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) is the latest college sports league to scrap fall sports this year out of concerns over the transmission of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 05 July 2020 11:54

Pandemic injects some reluctance into small business M&A market

couple of small business deals Andrew Longcore has been approached about lately illustrate the effects on the M&A market this year from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:20

Higher ed leaders plan for fall, respond to budget setbacks

Leaders at public universities, community colleges and private schools across Michigan are getting a clearer picture of their budget shortfalls resulting from COVID-19, but uncertainty still clouds enrollment prospects and future in-person learning.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:15

Davenport University makes progress on operational improvements, eyes growth

A decade ago, Davenport University retained just 60 percent of students from one fall to the next.

Published in Talent


Friday, 13 March 2020 05:05

Higher ed transitions to online courses amid coronavirus pandemic

Colleges and universities from coast to coast are moving rapidly to close campuses and transition to virtual classrooms in lieu of face-to-face meetings as the spread of COVID-19 has transformed into a global pandemic. 

Published in Talent
Friday, 10 May 2019 11:03

Davenport University to expand nursing program in Grand Rapids

Davenport University plans to expand a bachelor’s program for nursing in the Grand Rapids area to meet a talent shortage.

Published in Talent
Saturday, 07 July 2018 10:54

Pathways to careers: Initiative to improve access for people of color to health care jobs

GRAND RAPIDS — Creating a level playing field for people of color in Michigan who want to pursue careers in the health care sector will lay the foundation for their success and the state’s future economic growth. 

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

Tech-savvy students drive higher ed to teach in new ways

As Millennials graduate from college and consider advanced degrees, West Michigan universities realize they need to integrate technology into course delivery and cater to a generation that grew up in the digital age.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 21 February 2016 23:31

EDUCATED BET: Davenport University pursues expansion despite 33-percent enrollment decrease

Despite losing one-third of its student body since 2012, Davenport University has embarked on a wave of spending, including expanded facilities, new dormitories and the addition of a football team this fall.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 21 February 2016 21:55

West Michigan B-schools adapt MBA programs to changing needs of students

For years, the MBA has been the advanced degree of choice for many executives in West Michigan and beyond, particularly as they look to climb the corporate ladder.  But the times and the needs of students have been changing in recent years. 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 21 February 2016 21:20

Educators offer insights to engaging the next generation of workers

With the arrival of a new generation of workers comes a new set of personal and cultural values that employers must adapt to as they try to attract and retain the top talent. 

Published in Talent