GRCC in the News: 2/9/10

Career fair Tuesday at DeVos Place 2-6 p.m.
WOOD TV | Tuesday, 09 Feb 2010, 6:57 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 150 employers will set up shop during a career fair Tuesday.  Grand Valley State University is sponsoring CareerFest and Health Career Day, which will be held from 2-6 p.m. at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids.  The event is supported by Aquinas College, Baker College, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Hope College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Muskegon Community College, Cornerstone University and Davenport University.  (More)

Workers tell stories on how job retraining changed their lives
By Julia Bauer | The Grand Rapids Press | February 08, 2010, 12:32PM
[Features GRCC Student Denny Rider – who has appeared in college promotional videos.]

GRAND RAPIDS — For 27 years, Dennis Rider worked his shift at Steelcase Inc. and spent his free time working on his car.  But the idea of a career as a master mechanic didn’t surface until the Pierson resident found himself out of a job in March 2007. With work shifting from his Kentwood plant to Alabama, and other facets flowing to Mexico suppliers, Rider and many peers found themselves without a paycheck, but faced with a rare opportunity — retooling for new careers.  (More)

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