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As the craft brewing industry continues to grow in West Michigan, several higher education institutions have begun to take action to address brewers’ talent needs. Community colleges and universities in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are in various stages of developing training programs that aim to establish a talent pool of qualified brewing professionals.

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

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Friday, 28 August 2015 10:55

GRCC establishes partnership with WMU

Grand Rapids Community College has partnered with Western Michigan University to create a seamless path for its students to transfer into the university’s programs, according to a statement.

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The Grand Rapids Community Foundation beat its initial $32 million goal for the first phase of a scholarship endowment fund, the organization announced last month.

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While workforce development and attraction requires a range of strategies, West Michigan manufacturers have begun to embrace an apprenticeship model of continuing education to combat the so-called talent gap.

Published in Manufacturing

Grand Rapids-based The Geek Group and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) have announced a new partnership aimed at preparing students for work in the skilled trades.

Published in In the News

The state of Michigan recently approved a grant to aid community colleges in purchasing equipment and training for students studying skilled trades. Approximately $14.3 million of the state’s $50 million grant program, coined the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP), was distributed to institutions in West Michigan.

Published in In the News

Specialized industries in West Michigan often run into the same training and talent constraints as high-growth sectors such as the automotive supply chain.

Published in Education

There is little debate that the Internet has acted as a disruptive force for a broad range of industries, higher education included.

Published in Education

Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.

Published in Education
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