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Automotive supplier Benteler Automotive Corp. faces a grim reality: Two-thirds of the company’s maintenance technicians will “retire out” of the workforce over the next few years.

Published in Manufacturing

Until business leaders can come together to address industry problems, companies “will not succeed.”

Published in Talent

West Michigan educators and at least one business group say the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program already is leading to anxiety and uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development

The $46.1 million Bronson Healthy Living Campus sprung from a need to create more room for Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s health programs.

Published in Education

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

Published in Economic Development

In a bid to grow the talent pool for Michigan’s nascent craft brewing industry, Byron Center-based Pilot Malt House LLC has announced a $500 scholarship for students in the sustainable brewing program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Published in Beer and wine

Facing what they say is a dearth of qualified technical talent, manufacturers have been forced to get creative in developing their own internal training programs. But despite those efforts to fill the gap, companies still rely heavily on community colleges to train the next wave of workers. 

Published in Manufacturing

Students enrolled in Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s sustainable brewing program will be eligible for a new scholarship for the winter 2016 semester thanks to Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Company LLC. The Kalamazoo-based brewery will award $500 annually to one student in the sustainable brewing program, which began this year, according to a statement.

Published in In the News

With 1,000 microbreweries in the planning stages nationwide and 700 expected to open for business this year, the craft brewing industry has struggled to find skilled workers to bring all that new beer to market.

Davenport University will close campuses and forge new partnerships with community colleges around the state as part of new

Published in In the News
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