Advanced Manufacturing series starts December 11, 2012

Workforce Training’s Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing series starts December 11, 2012. It’s designed for those in entry-level positions, operators, supervisors, inspectors, leads and support personnel — anyone, in fact, who wants to increase his or her knowledge of manufacturing production process tools.

The series includes:

  • 5S – Organizing the Workplace.
  • Lean Manufacturing – Finding and Eliminating Waste.
  • Manufacturing Terminology, Processes and Practices.
  • Measuring and Gaging.
  • Print Reading I.
  • Print Reading II.
  • Problem Solving – 8 Steps & 5 Whys.
  • Statistical Process Control I.
  • Statistical Process Control II.

For more information, click here.

GRCC In the News, 12-6-12

New logo to mark Grand Rapids Community Colleges 100th anniversary
December 5, 2012; WZZM 13
Grand Rapids Community College unveiled a new logo to mark its 100th anniversary year. The new look accompanies a long-standing GRCC tradition: engaging the community.

Check out what’s happening at Grand Rapids Community College in December
December 5, 2012; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Here’s a look at community events hosted by Grand Rapids Community College throughout the month of December.

First edition of Collegiate magazine available


Cover of Collegiate magazine's first editionThe Collegiate staff just finished producing its first newsmagazine, and it’s ready to be distributed. Based on student life, this magazine has stories with content ranging from students overcoming tragic situations to how to survive on a student budget.

A limited number of copies are available, so distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a free copy, email: To download a PDF of the publication, visit and click the image under the headline, “The Collegiate Magazine Issue 1,” or  click



Donations sought for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

The ESP employee group will collect items for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans through December 20, 2012.

Needed items include:

  • personal toiletries, such as body wash, mouthwash, deodorant, and colognes (men’s and women’s).
  • gently used clothing, size 2x or larger.
  • lap blankets.
  • postage stamps.
  • pencils and letter writing pads.
  • 100-piece puzzles.
  • gift cards or certificates to restaurants.

To donate items, or ask questions, contact Kim Musser in the Math Department, room 502 at Cook, call extension 4253 or email  Items will be dropped off at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on December 21.

Food Pantry donations sought at Holiday Breakfast

The 2012 Holiday Breakfast is quickly approaching — 7-11 a.m. December 14 — and once again we will collect food for our GRCC Food Pantry.

During this past year, 47 students have been approved to use the pantry, and we have given away 199 bags full of groceries just this semester! Would you please consider bringing some food to the Holiday Breakfast for the hungry students and their families here at GRCC?  There will be a special door prize/drawing for those who donate!

The Food Pantry’s biggest needs this month:

  • canned fruit.
  • peanut butter.
  • jelly or jam.
  • SpaghettiOs.
  • soup (not tomato).
  • crackers.
  • pancake mix.
  • Pop-Tarts.
  • packaged dinners.
  • pasta sides.
  • meals-to-go.
  • granola bars.
  • fruit snacks.
  • cereal.
  • rice sides and beans.
  • canned tuna and canned chicken.
  • tomato sauce.
  • canned vegetables (no corn).

If you have any questions,  contact the Office of Student Life.