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

BIG RAPIDS — Manufacturers often find themselves at an impasse when it comes to sourcing qualified welding talent. 

Despite losing one-third of its student body since 2012, Davenport University has embarked on a wave of spending, including expanded facilities, new dormitories and the addition of a football team this fall.

statewide analysis of the insurance industry’s $37.1 billion economic impact provides a basis to lure more players to Michigan, as well as highlights the need for training new talent to replace an aging workforce.

For years, the MBA has been the advanced degree of choice for many executives in West Michigan and beyond, particularly as they look to climb the corporate ladder.  But the times and the needs of students have been changing in recent years. 

With the arrival of a new generation of workers comes a new set of personal and cultural values that employers must adapt to as they try to attract and retain the top talent. 

As West Michigan businesses have identified a need for increased professional development and management training in the workplace, many of them have strengthened their ties to local colleges and universities.

If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.

MUSKEGON — High school graduates in Muskegon County will now have access to scholarship funds that will pay for two years of community college.

As lawmakers in Lansing discuss new energy legislation, Michigan finds itself at the center of a nationwide debate.

GRAND RAPIDS — A team of four Calvin College engineering program graduates are making waves with a product that’s a cross between a personal watercraft and a snowmobile.

As manufacturers struggle to find talent to staff the open engineering positions they have today, some executives are taking a long-term view by focusing on ways to fill the talent pipeline with more people in the years ahead.

The globalized workforce has reshaped how universities in West Michigan and beyond educate their engineering students.

Michigan’s big three research universities again compare favorably overall to their national peers in terms of innovation, although more progress needs to occur in getting those ideas from the lab to the marketplace.

Baker College plans to launch an online graduate degree this fall for nurses who want to continue their education and move into administrative or teaching positions.

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