GRCC in the News – 4/10/12

Community colleges race to fill job skills gap
Posted on April 6, 2012 by Capitol News Service | By WEI YU

LANSING – Students at Jackson Community College can now learn welding skills through two new programs. Rebekah Woods, executive dean of instruction at the college, said the programs began because of a need in the area, but also across the country. Other community colleges around the state, including ones in Alpena, Grand Rapids and Centreville, are also initiating new programs to fill the needs of employers and students. [...] Raul Alvarez, executive director of communications at Grand Rapids Community College, said the college opened some online programs this year with Wyoming High School, including information security, advanced manufacturing partnership, advanced energy storage and MRI certification.  (More)

Mike Wallace had a soft spot for Amway: ‘They took their lumps’ said hard-boiled journalist
Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 6:42 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — You probably wouldn’t have guessed it, but journalist Mike Wallace had a soft spot for Amway. [...] It’s possible the reason there’s little mention of the Grand Rapids connection due to the fact that he left following an on-air gaffe, an episode he recounted in a lecture talk to crowd of 4,200 at Grand Rapids Junior College, now GRCC, in 1979.  (More)

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