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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...

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...

GRCC, Tech Center create a recipe for student bakers to earn college degree

Interested in becoming a chef or baker? A new GRCC and Tech Center culinary partnership has the perfect recipe to make it happen, fast...

GRCC to host summer camp with musicians who mash classical, popular genres

ESME band members are challenging middle and high school students to blend modern and classical music during intensive summer experience...

Open-source textbooks lighten students’ financial load

About 70 GRCC faculty members have switched. The textbooks are available in math, science, social science, humanities, business and advanced placement...

Googling their way into IT

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

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...

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...

‘We all aspire to learn more’

Celebrating 30 years as a post-secondary college experience in the arts and sciences, the academy serves students with education and a place to belong...

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...

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...

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...

GRCC counselors reach out to help students with mental health needs

Along with free, confidential one-on-one counseling, they offer a slate of general workshops and mind-body wellness events based on mindfulness, managing emotions, sleep and other topics...

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...

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...

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...
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