GRCC in the News: 1/26/11

Holland Battery Plant Commits $20 Million To Train Workers At GRCC
Nikki Motson | January 26, 2011 | WGVU

January 26, 2011 | WGVU $20 million for $20 years to train skilled workers in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Community College is announcing the largest project under the Michigan New Jobs Training Program for community college.  (More)

GRCC to train workers for battery plant
WWMT | January 25, 2011 11:05 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Grand Rapids Community College has struck a deal with battery maker L.G. Chem. It will train 3,000 people to work at the company’s new plant in Holland.  (More)

GRCC Ready to Start Solar Installer Training
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | WOOD Radio

Grand Rapids Community College starts up its training for Solar Panel Installers next week. GRCC says there are several West Michigan companies whose workers need an entry-level introduction to Solar Photo Voltaics (PV). GRCC quotes statistics showing Michigan is ranked 4th in the number of solar-related jobs in America with an estimated 6,300 people employed by the solar industry.  (More)

GRCC board backs President Steven Ender, extends contract by five years
Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 4:34 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College leaders are giving President Steven Ender a five-year contract, a show of support in wake of criticism from the faculty union over Ender’s management style and handling of staffing in wake of rapid enrollment growth.  (More)

GRCC to boost salaries for employees deemed underpaid
Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 12:20 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Some Grand Rapids Community College employees are getting raises after a compensation comparison with peer schools indicated 16 staffers were underpaid.  (More)

College Channel Special Programming Listings: 1/24/11-2/6/11

The latest offerings for the College Channel are now available. New programs include the latest GRCC Board of Trustees Meeting, The MLK 2011 Evening celebration, Greg Forbes speaking on cloning and the WMEAC Wind Presentation. Most programs can be found on our Youtube channel located at and all programming is streamed live at .

Toner Scam Alert

Someone is calling departments and telling them they want to send them an order for toner for their Canon and also where the billing should go to. The college’s process on toner order has not changed.   Departments are to get their toner cartridges from Print Solutions.

Night at the YMCA – 1/29/11

Bring your friends and family to Night at the YMCA (David D. Hunting YMCA- Downtown Grand Rapids). It is free for all faculty, staff and students, as well as their guests (must present a valid RaiderCard upon entering). Swimming, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, climbing wall, games, snacks and more will be available for all! The YMCA will be open for this event from 9:00pm-1:00am.

Notice From Payroll/Benefits About W-2 Forms

Beginning Thursday, January 27th, you may pick up your 2010 W-2 form in the Payroll/Benefits Office located on the 2nd floor of the Cook administration building, DeVos Campus. W-2’s will be available for pick-up until 5:00 PM Friday, January 28th.

  • W-2’s not picked up by the 5:00 PM deadline will be mailed on Monday, January 31, 2011 to the address we have on file.
  • You may be asked to show a valid picture ID which indicates your first and last name. Please plan to bring your ID.
  • W-2’s will only be released to the employee. You will not be able to pick up W-2’s for friends, spouses, etc.
  • Lost, misplaced, destroyed, or W-2’s mailed to an incorrect address will not be replaced until after March 1, 2011.
  • There is a $10.00 service charge for any W-2 replacement copy requested.