GRCC in the News: 1/7/11

The GOP’s fiscally conservative frauds
Published: Thursday, January 06, 2011, 9:11 PM | Susan J. Demas

“I don’t think I have one off the top of my head. But there is no part of this government that should be sacred.” — New U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) when asked to name a government program we could do without. To paraphrase GOP former state Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema, Republicans hate raising taxes, but they hate cutting spending even more. [ …] Lawmakers usually fall over themselves to bring home the bacon to their districts. But not one Western Michigan House member voted for $75 million for Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College and the Grand Rapids campus of Ferris State University. (More)

M-TEC offers computer certification programs
By STEPHEN KLOOSTERMAN | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jan 07, 2011 @ 05:30 AM

Holland, MI — The Thompson M-TEC training center is offering job seekers a leg up on the competition with a new resource that will make getting certified as proficient in key computer programs more accessible. Thompson M-TEC is now licensed through Pearson VUE to administer exams for technical certification programs such as Cisco, CompTIA, Citrix and Novell. The training center, run by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District and Grand Rapids Community College, offers job training for employers and individuals. (More)

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