Ready to try your hand at a unique career? GRCC is partnering with Gun Lake Casino this fall to offer a Blackjack Dealer Academy.
It is the first such partnership in the state.
According to GRCC representatives, Gun Lake Casino representatives reached out to GRCC Workforce Training for help bringing a program to the area.
Students who successfully complete the six-week training will receive Blackjack Dealer Academy certification and will be interviewed by the casino for jobs. Prospective students must be 21 and have a high school diploma or an equivalent. The casino is funding most of the training, so the class costs only $25 for students.
The job openings are mainly for second- and third-shift hours. Wages vary, but the average is $18 to $22 per hour, including tips. In many cases, food and transportation are offered.
GRCC will host the first set of classes, which will be taught by a casino instructor, in October at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. GRCC is hosting its first public information session at 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Tassell M-TEC. To register or to learn more, visit the webpage or contact Tassell M-TEC at (616) 234-3800.