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)

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