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Displaying items by tag: West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology

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
Sunday, 06 June 2021 16:40

New community supported arts program breaks down barriers between artists, public

Art collecting is often seen as only accessible to people willing to invest substantial funds, and an activity generally reserved for the extremely wealthy.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 04 February 2018 01:35

Nonprofits must embrace transparency, flexibility to attract talent

GRAND RAPIDS — Filling a seat and collecting a paycheck aren’t enough for the new generation of nonprofit employees.

Published in Nonprofits

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:40

WMCAT announces new HQ on Grand Rapids’ West Side; $7.5 million capital raise

Nonprofit education organization West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) today announced a plan to move its headquarters to the emerging Bridge Street corridor.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:46

Q&A: Kirk Eklund, Manager of Social Enterprise, West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology

Businesses and nonprofits all around Grand Rapids are turning to Kirk Eklund and the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) for new solutions to age-old problems. Eklund doesn’t have all the answers himself, however. Instead, he helps businesses approach the challenge from a different angle with human-centered design. Using empathy, experimentation and storytelling, the solutions can often be found in the people you’re designing for, Eklund says. He spoke with MiBiz about how the philosophy informs his approach to problem solving.

Published in Q&A