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Displaying items tagged: talent

Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:25

Internships go virtual in era of social distancing

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many companies delayed the start of new internships by weeks, while a few outright canceled their programs. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Friday, 15 May 2020 12:12

Calvin University receives $22.25 million gift to create new business school

GRAND RAPIDS — Calvin University plans to use a $22.25 million anonymous gift to launch a new business school. 

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:07

GVSU plans to resume in-person classes for fall, cover $13M COVID-19 shortfall

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is tentatively planning to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester while absorbing an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall related to the coronavirus.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:12

Whitmer announces tuition-free education for frontline workers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced new programs for frontline COVID-19 workers while highlighting past efforts she says are meant to provide opportunity to working families during and after the pandemic.

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Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:20

Work-sharing draws new attention as a ‘win-win’ alternative to layoffs

For Michigan companies scaling back but not completely shutting down as the state tightens restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a little-used program is drawing new attention as an alternative to layoffs.

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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. 

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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. 

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 18:15

Corporate pipeline for women improving, but disparities remain

GRAND RAPIDS — For much of her career, Jacey Ehmann was the only woman in the room. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 16:00

New Kendall College lab pairs firms with students around emerging Industry 4.0 technology

By partnering with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University on an innovation lab, Joe Van Harken and Jeff Joanisse want to explore the use of an emerging technology and cultivate needed talent.

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 15:00

The Comedy Project offers improv training to corporate teams

GRAND RAPIDS — For many people who work behind a desk, the thought of being funny in front of an audience is terrifying.

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 15:43

Universities decry Michigan’s ‘out of whack’ funding priorities

Michigan ranked 20th in the nation 19 years ago in per-resident state funding for higher education.

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 10:15

Q&A: Bob Davies President, Central Michigan University

Just more than a year into his presidency at Central Michigan University, Bob Davies has embarked on an ambitious 10-year strategic plan that outlines the vision for where the school needs to be by 2030. He said he initiated the effort in response to challenges CMU and other universities face in the current social, political and economic landscape. Davies sat down with MiBiz to talk about his time with the university thus far, how its students fit into the workforce and his goals for the future sustainability of CMU.

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 07:18

2019 MiBiz Deals of the Year: Highlighting Best Practices

MiBiz presents the 7th Annual M&A Deals & Dealmakers Awards, our yearly spotlight of best practices and excellence related to mergers, acquisitions, capital formation and other types of dealmaking throughout West Michigan. 

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Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:05

HIGHER ED: Michigan colleges prepare students for influx of cannabis careers

As students head off to college this fall, some of them in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be blazing a trail when it comes to new fields of study: growing and testing hemp and learning how to lead a cannabis business.

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Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:40

HR/TALENT: Local companies largely retain drug testing policies after cannabis legalization

Just like you can’t go to work drunk, you cannot go to work stoned.

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Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:10

Biz groups express support, caution with Whitmer’s ‘Michigan Jobs First’ policy

Leading business groups support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest attempt to boost the number of Michigan contractors on state projects, but hope the plan doesn’t ultimately deter small businesses from engaging in a “cumbersome” procurement process.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:23

MSU names Samuel Stanley, Jr. as next president, starting Aug. 1

Samuel Stanley Jr., the president of New York-based Stony Brook University since 2009, will become Michigan State University’s next president Aug. 1.

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Sunday, 26 May 2019 22:55

MSU, WMU tailor new workforce training programs to fit employers’ needs

In response to employers’ calls for action, colleges and universities throughout the state are making a major shift in their workforce training programs. Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, two of the state’s largest public universities, are responding to demands from business and industry leaders by collaborating with community colleges to add more accessible, job-focused credentialing programs to their curriculums.

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Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:49

WMU aviation school plans $22 million expansion in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK — The $22 million expansion of Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation at W.K. Kellogg Airport will include many visible signs of growth. Even so, Dave Powell, the dean of the aviation school, said he is focusing on an area of growth that’s less obvious: About 7 percent of all pilots and airline mechanics in the United States are people of color, and of that percentage about 2.5 percent are African American.

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Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:48

EXIT INTERVIEW: Haas reflects on 13 years leading GVSU

In a month, Tom Haas will retire from the presidency at Grand Valley State University. Under his 13-year watch, GVSU has added 30 undergraduate programs and 16 graduate programs, opened the Detroit Center and developed 2.5 million square feet of new facilities.

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Sunday, 26 May 2019 08:47

GVSU, MSU team up to tackle important water issues across Great Lakes region

MUSKEGON — Two of the region’s leading academic water research institutes have forged a partnership to share resources and work together on water-related issues. Earlier this spring, Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) signed a memorandum of understanding with Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research (IWR).

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 16:59

GR-based private school operator acquires California education provider

Grand Rapids-based iEducation Group, formerly known as Fusion Education Group, an operator of private middle schools and high schools that offer personalized education, has acquired Futures Academy of California.

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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.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:23

WMU-Cooley Law School names new president

Directors today named James McGrath as the new president and dean at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

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