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Workforce training programs show big economic impact

A year ago, Elizabeth Jose Pena wasn’t sure what her next career step should be. “I was a lost individual... I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life.” What a difference a fast-paced training program can make...

Seismic lessons from this rock star teacher

GRCC Geology Professor and volcanologist Tari Mattox brings her first-hand knowledge of eruptions, rocks and much more into class...

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college

Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond...

Googling their way into IT

GRCC students are earning Google IT certificates, increasing their career readiness as they enter the industry...

Hands-on career exploration via Future Focused Fridays

The entire East Campus student body will either be visited by or spend time every Friday this school year at area businesses, as well as work with employers on resumes and interviewing...

She got an early jump on college in high school; now she’s on campus

Wyoming Middle College students like Lauren Kramer start classes on the GRCC campus with an understanding of college rigor and expectations – and many credits already completed for free...

From homelessness to supporting himself, he’s ready for college

Technically homeless, Tristen Foley worked and studied around the clock to get his diploma...

For the love of STEM

GRCC faculty and students led middle schoolers during 'Fall In Love with STEM,' an event featuring exploration stations on a recent Saturday...

Helping Hispanic Students Get to and Through College

Getting Hispanic students to pursue a college education is the main goal of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (UHSLI), an organization that brought its student summit to Grand Rapids recently. Held at Union High School, the event featured...

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...

Students earn credits, gain jobs through GRCC training program

After more than 600 hours spent learning to build houses, fix cars, take blood pressure and complete other skills needed for jobs available in West Michigan, 52 students graduated in December from the GRCC Job Training programs...

New Middle College Program to Provide Associate Degrees

A goal at the high school is for every student to receive college credit from at least one class before they graduate, said Evan Hordyk, the district's executive director for secondary education. Well-established Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities, plus a...

GRCC reopening Ford Fieldhouse, showcasing $8 million in upgrades

The 43-year-old building has been under construction since spring to revamp the facility for athletic teams, academic use and the community. The lower-level health club is open to the public for $225 per year...

Class Pushes Students Out of Comfort Zone, Into Community

Students trickle in after school, one or two at a time, into a Wyoming High School classroom. They grab a slice of pizza and sit down to discuss issues that affect their lives and community: school, jobs and ways...

GRCC offers new certification in Supply Chain Operations Management

The community college is paving the way to equip people with introductory skills -- and meet the needs of employers -- to manage all facets of bringing goods from producer to consumer...

Women in skilled trades hone skills, explore careers, network with industry experts

Project Accelerate is a seven-week, once-weekly course offered through The Build Initiative, a Pontiac-based program that works to build knowledge for women interested in construction and related fields...
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