The National Wildlife Federation’s website, nwf.org, added the 2012 final report from the green home building project undertaken by the Introduction to Construction course. To see the entry, click here.
Archive for the ‘Job Training’ category
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Tassell M-TEC (celebrated this week), it’s a great opportunity to review this video produced to thank the donors who made the facility possible:
Yesterday, GRCC’s Job Training program held another successful graduation ceremony as approximately 100 students graduated in the areas of: Automotive Technician, Welding/Fabrication, Introduction to Construction, Green Construction Remodeling, Residential Construction, Construction Electrical, Computer Applications Specialist, Computer Support Technician and Machinist/CNC.
Speakers at the event included:
- Scott Mattson- Job Training Manager
- George Waite – Director, Leslie E Tassell M-TEC
- Fiona Hert – Dean, School of Workforce Development
- Mike Julian – Board Member, Tassell-Wisner-Botrall Foundation
- Richard Ryskamp – Trustee, GRCC BOT
Also in attendance was GRCC Board of Trustees member Richard Verburg.
Don Steeby’s Refrigeration class and Ron Stevenson’s Controls class had the opportunity to tour Aseltines Cider Mill in Comstock Park last Tuesday. The two classes are part of GRCC’s HVAC curriculum (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning).
The tour allowed Don and Ron’s students to see how cider is processed from apple to bottle. Students also observed the ammonia refrigeration system at work as well as the cold storage facility. They also learned how the refrigeration system is used through the custom-made pasteurizer.
John Mendoza, President of the American Welding Society is making Grand Rapids Community College a stop on his tour of welding programs throughout Michigan. His mission is to share with students the possibilities for careers in the welding field.
Mendoza will speak at 10:15 AM Wednesday at GRCC’s Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC followed by lunch.
The presentation focuses on AWS Certification and highlights the global impact that AWS certification programs have had on industry during the last 35 years and the positive effects that an AWS certification can have on student career choices.
On June 9, 2011, GRCC’s Job Training program graduated a new class of skilled workers into West Michigan’s workforce. Board members Richard Ryskamp M.D. and Rick Verburg were on hand and several individuals spoke at the graduation ceremony including Michael Julien (Vice President, Taxes & Administration at Meijer), Fiona Hart – GRCC Dean, and George Wait – Tassell M-TEC Director.
Beginning next Wed., May 25, at 2:00pm Job Training will be offering a session of our weekly informational tour at the ATC. These are scheduled to be held in room 147 ATC throughout the summer.
These tours are designed to focus on our Job Training ATC programs (Computer Applications Specialist, Computer Support Technician, and Machinist/CNC), but we will be able to present on any of our Job Training programs that students are interested in.
Job Training’s Computer Support Technician class visited Metro Health on January 26th. The purpose of the visit was to tour the server room, understand more of the process that is involved in record keeping and ticket troubleshooting, and talk about the logical layout of the network within the hospital.
Students were able to use the Training Room at Metro for their site visit. The presentation also revolved around licensing procedures, thin client setups, asset management and Wiki documentation. Much of the question and answer time focused on how the network was set up for security purposes, both internally and externally, as well as how licensing is enforced when using thin clients vs. thick clients.
Special Thanks to Cora Beute and Metro Health for allowing our class to tour Metro.
On Monday, December 20th as things were winding down on campus, the Job Training program held a graduation ceremony. Dean of the School of Workforce Development Fiona Hert spoke to a large crowd at the Tassell M-TEC.
Students graduating covered the gamut of GRCC’s 18-week hands-on training programs including Automotive Technology, Welding, Machine Tool/CNC, Computer Applications, Computer Support Technology, Introduction to Construction, Green Construction Remodeling and Residential Construction.
Raider Salute to Lori Cook, Nathan Hamilton, Jodie Wagner, Erin Rozek, Tammy Mosley, Josh Aderholdt, & Chiquital ClayOctober 28, 2010
This Raider Salute comes from Scott Mattson in Job Training:
Raider Salute to Lori Cook, Nathan Hamilton, Jodie Wagner, Erin Rozek, Tammy Mosley, Josh Aderholdt, and Chiquital Clay for the development and implementation of our Online Job Training application. Job Training students can access the same application as all GRCC students, but now have the option to choose “Job Training Certificate of Completion” as one their programs. A few of the benefits to our Job Training students being able to apply online are the reduced use of paper, reduced energy costs associated with printing, and reduced time associated with processing applications.
Thanks to all of these individuals for their help in this project.
Attached is a screen shot of the Job Training option on our GRCC online application.
These photos came from the send-off given to Machinist Technician/Job Training faculty member Larry Pierson in the ATC Atrium to celebrate his retirement.
Join us on August 26,2010 for Larry Pierson’s retirement party! Larry is retiring after having taught Machinist Technician classes for Job Training at GRCC for 20 years. There will be refreshments served from 2 to 4:00 p.m. in the atrium lobby of the Tassell M-TEC.
Due to high demand, GRCC now offers this its Automotive Technician Job Training program as both a day program and a night program (the cost and time commitment for both programs is the same). The new program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:00 pm -10:00pm and Friday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Automotive Technician is required to be certified and licensed in the State of Michigan. As an Automotive Mechanic Technician, one’s job will is to diagnose and repair customer vehicles. Licensed technicians will use precision diagnostic equipment, service manuals and hands-on power tools to provide high tech, timely, and quality service. The first cycle of the new night program begins January 11, 2009 and runs through May 14, 2009.
For more information, visit www.grcc.edu/autojobtraining