GRCC in the News – 4/24/12

GRCC volunteers pounding the pavement to build support for $98.6 million bond proposal
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Supporters of Grand Rapids Community College’s $98.6 million bond proposal have plenty on their plate these days. With the May 8 election about two weeks away, they’ve spent the past few months knocking on doors, attending local school board and city council meetings, and hosting informational meetings with residents throughout the Grand Rapids area.  (More)

Some struggling to fill good-paying jobs
7:41 PM, Apr 23, 2012 | WZZM

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) – Todd Finley could hire seven more mold makers and machinists tomorrow – if he could find them. Finley is the president of Commercial Tool and Die, and companies like his across Michigan and the nation are struggling to find the help they need as domestic manufacturing continues rebounding. […] Paragon D & E, Autocam, Anderson Global and the Tooling Systems Group are partnering with Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University to create AMP – the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.  (More)

National Pastry Competition In GR All Day Today
Carl Gustin | FOX 17 Assignment Editor | 12:55 p.m. EDT, April 21, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Grand Rapids is playing host to a national cooking competition Saturday. The competition for Team USA members in the World Pastry Cup is taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community College. The competition is open for public viewing.  (More)

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