GRCC Employees Dorothy Burns and Felix Pereiro Called Present on Energy and Innovation

On Wednesday, May 19, Dorothy Burns, Energy Manager and member of the Sustainability Council, spoke yesterday afternoon at the Energy Summit 2010.  During her presentation, “Case Study: Energy Management Cost Savings Strategies,” she discussed GRCC’s successful energy conservation program and how, with the help of Energy Education and the use of non-traditional energy management methods, we have saved over a million dollars in energy costs since 2008.  The summit, held at the Amway Grand Hotel, was attended by manufacturers and businesses looking to reduce costs through more efficiently using energy.  Also in attendance were representatives from Jackson Community College, Western Michigan University, Salt lake Community College, the US Department of Energy and utilities DTE Energy and Consumers Energy.

Also, on Tuesday, May 18, Felix Pereiro, Professor of Business, presented on “Developing Innovation Teams.”  Felix discussed how to leverage talent through innovation teams in order to generate creative ideas that drive new value to marketplace success.

GRCC in the News: 5/21/10

GRCC announces 2 training partnerships – These are similar to Energetx course in Holland
Thursday, 20 May 2010, 9:21 PM EDT |  By Megan Stembol

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Grand Rapids Community College announced training partnerships with Haworth and Johnson Controls-Saft.  The contracts are part of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program, which will result in the training of more than 200 workers.  (More)

Raider Salute to Chiquital Clay and Jennifer Andrzejewski

This Raider Salute comes from Scott Mattson in the Job Training program:

“Chiquital Clay and Jennifer Andrzejewski’s quick and cheerful responsiveness to help three GM dislocated workers take the WorkKeys test resulted in not having to ask them to come back a different day to take the test. Chiquital and Jennie immediately stepped up to give the test even though the test was not scheduled. Impressive!”