Ready to Launch: New Early College to Boost Student Careers

Kent ISD, GRCC, Industry Team up for Hands-on Program

by Erin Albanese

Students interested in careers in manufacturing now have a direct pathway into the workforce, and they can get there with an associate's degree earned tuition-free. Kent ISD, Grand Rapids Community College and representatives of local manufacturing companies and Kent County high schools gathered Monday at a Wyoming manufacturer to announce Launch U, a new hands-on early-college opportunity. Students will receive a specialized associate's degree in mechanical design...