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GRAND RAPIDS — A statewide coalition of community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, is vying for federal grant dollars that would provide free tuition for students in key advanced manufacturing programs. 

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 21 September 2015 14:08

KCC suspends search for new president

Kellogg Community College (KCC) in Battle Creek announced last week it is suspending its search for a new president for at least the next year.

Published in In the News

To satisfy talent demands from area manufacturers, Battle Creek-based Kellogg Community College announced plans for a $2.75 million expansion to its Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC).

Published in In the News

BATTLE CREEK — The amenities that make the home of the former Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center in Battle Creek a unique real estate listing also pose challenges for brokers trying to move the property.

What began as a pilot program in 2014 to assist Michigan companies in training their workers has gained steam in its second year as growing manufacturers continue to clamor for help in retaining and attracting employees.

Published in Manufacturing

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

After 11 years of operating as a nonprofit, the board of directors at the Battle Creek-based Educators’ Task Force decided recently to disband the organization.

Published in Nonprofits

Buoyed by the strength of the automotive industry, the growth of Southwest Michigan’s auto suppliers helped lead the region’s manufacturing sector to another year of job gains.
In fact, the region’s manufacturers largely grew at a rate that outpaced the statewide performance in the same period, according to the June 2014 Business Outlook report from the .W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Manufacturers in Battle Creek have new reasons to consider tapping into the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center when trying to hire new workers or developing skilled talent from within their organizations.

Published in Manufacturing

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

Published in Education
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