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Displaying items tagged: Grand Rapids Community College

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:01

University of Michigan Health-West, GRCC take on nursing shortage with new partnership

University of Michigan Health-West will help nursing students at Grand Rapids Community College pay for their training through a new partnership designed to address an acute nursing shortage.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 11 August 2022 15:08

State officials announce $6M in additional funding for Reconnect students

GRAND RAPIDS — Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist announced today in Grand Rapids that an additional $6 million in grant funding will be available to qualifying students in the Michigan Reconnect program to cover unexpected costs to help students complete their education. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:30

People in the News: Aug. 1, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:30

GRCC program aims to train hundreds of people for Industry 4.0

Grand Rapids Community College and workforce development organization West Michigan Works! have launched a program aiming to make big strides in preparing participants for the future of manufacturing.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 30 August 2021 16:43

West Michigan Construction Institute facility slated to open in 2022, aid in construction labor shortage

GRAND RAPIDS — A hub for talent recruitment, skills development and job placement is expected to open early next year in Grand Rapids in hopes of filling the workforce pipeline for West Michigan construction jobs.

Sunday, 29 August 2021 17:20

High school programs give West Michigan students a path to manufacturing careers

As the new class of students arrived at Northview Next this year, they may have noticed some new advanced manufacturing training tools. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 29 August 2021 17:10

Community college enrollment maintains as pandemic causes broader drop in financial aid applications

Michigan’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and submission rates decreased for the second year in a row by nearly 5 percent, indicating lower college enrollment and ongoing challenges for the already sparse talent pipeline. 

Published in Talent
Friday, 23 July 2021 11:58

Rock band Metallica awards a third grant for GRCC welding program

GRAND RAPIDS — Rock band Metallica continues to invest in a unique welding program that it was instrumental in launching at Grand Rapids Community College.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:28

Jill Biden visits Grand Rapids Community College in COVID-19 vaccine push

GRAND RAPIDS — Jill Biden visited Grand Rapids Community College Thursday as part of the Biden administration’s push to partner with community colleges to get students vaccinated against COVID-19.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:35

Incoming MEDC leader cites ‘transferrable challenges’ with move to Michigan

Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced a transition in leadership last week that will bring economic development expertise from the bayous of Louisiana to the peninsulas of Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 February 2021 18:10

Futures for Frontliners draws thousands of returning, new students to West Michigan community colleges

West Michigan community colleges saw thousands of applications through the Futures for Frontliners program unveiled by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year to cover tuition for workers deemed essential during COVID-19 shutdown orders.

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, 03 January 2021 15:24

Thelen to lead The Right Place amid economic development ‘inflection point’

GRAND RAPIDS — Randy Thelen describes the COVID-19 pandemic as an “inflection point” that can shift the course of economic development in West Michigan.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:00

Pandemic amplifies talent shortage, lack of diversity in construction industry

West Michigan’s construction industry has long faced a talent shortage fueled by a worker exodus during the 2008 recession, stigma around going into skilled trades, and firms failing to recruit a diverse workforce. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10:21

Grand Rapids youth program will temporarily employ 1,000 residents

GRAND RAPIDS — A youth employment program will launch this summer, employing 1,000 Grand Rapids residents ages 15-21. 

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 01 June 2020 12:14

GRCC selected as recipient of $1.18 million Job Corps Scholars Program grant

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College is one of 20 colleges nationwide to receive a grant from the United States Department of Labor to provide at-risk youth with job skills training and other educational opportunities.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:10

Uncertain future ahead for state’s ‘Futures for Frontliners’ program

new program aims to give frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic a pathway into higher education. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:44

Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic

A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 16 February 2020 18:30

Fixing talent constraints starts with cultural change, partnering with higher ed

The talent needs of employers are a constantly moving target that requires companies to foster and maintain close ties with educators to keep up with the demands of the 21st century economy. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 16 February 2020 18:00

METAL ON METAL: Metallica grants draw awareness to GRCC welding program

As one of the first students to graduate from a workforce development program funded by heavy metal band Metallica, Krista Steffens developed skills that sparked her creativity and fueled under her career.

Published in Talent
Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:20

Growth Report: January 18, 2020

This is the growth report for January 18, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 13 January 2020 13:39

GRCC becomes free for Grand Rapids students

Students who attend high school in Grand Rapids will soon be able to continue their education for free at Grand Rapids Community College.

Published in Talent
Friday, 06 December 2019 11:22

Michigan’s Going PRO workforce training program grapples with $37.3 million cut

Two months after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an unprecedented number of line-item vetoes to the state Legislature’s budget plan, $37.3 million for statewide workforce development programs remains unfunded. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 24 November 2019 16:33

Industry turns to higher ed to fill specific talent gaps

At a state-of-the-art machine tool laboratory in downtown Grand Rapids, a group of non-technical sales professionals learns about carbide, a compound made from carbon and metal, as well as takes in lessons about radial chip thinning, blueprinting and how tool cutting works.

Published in Talent

Monday, 30 September 2019 06:13

Women’s Resource Center program creates career path for former inmates

GRAND RAPIDS — The inequities women face in daily life are often much worse for women who are incarcerated. 

Published in Nonprofits
Saturday, 28 September 2019 11:05

Growth Report: Sept. 28,2019

Growth report for Sept. 28, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 September 2019 14:04

KVCC secures brewpub license to sell student-made beers

KALAMAZOO — In the four years since Kalamazoo Valley Community College launched its sustainable brewing program, it could use student-made beers for tastings and instructional purposes, but not offer it for sale in its on-campus full-service restaurant. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 08:54

GRCC purchases former Holland Twp. JCPenney building

HOLLAND TWP. — Trustees at Grand Rapids Community College have voted to purchase a former JCPenney store in Holland Township to convert it into a consolidated Lakeshore campus.

Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

GRCC president discusses role of industry collaboration in higher ed

Since Bill Pink became the tenth president of Grand Rapids Community College two years ago, he has become a leading voice for the state’s network of 28 community colleges.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:47

GRCC to introduce students to health careers via Scrubs Camps

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College plans to use a $100,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to try to convince more middle school and high school students to consider a career in health care. The college plans to reach out to schools to encourage eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students to enroll in a trio of week-long “Health Care Scrubs Camps” scheduled for this summer that will introduce them to health care jobs in the region.

Published in Talent

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