The Wellness Department’s January newsletter covers daily exercises to do at home, switches on the salad, and the benefits of sleep. Visit the Wellness Department’s webpage and click on “January newsletter” to read all about these topics.
A construction update and information about emergency preparedness were highlights when faculty and staff gathered in Ford Fieldhouse on January 9, 2013, for a Learning Day program.
Rick Vander Veen, who is our usual contact for all GRCC vending operations, will be away from the college for as long as two weeks, starting Jan. 22, 2013.
If any vending issues arise during this time, please contact Michael Boerman either by e-mail, or at extension 4266. He will be more than happy to assist.
January 9, 2013; Crain’s Detroit Business
Orders are up at West Michigan’s factories. But the number of people with the skills to fill them is down. Way down.
“There are not enough skilled people to go around,” said Michael Kiss, head of the applied technology department at Grand Rapids Community College and coordinator of its manufacturing apprenticeship program. “We have been getting calls every day of the week for the past six months” from employers trying to fill openings.
The companies calling GRCC’s Applied Technology Center range from Grand Rapids’ oldest to newest. All want tool-and-die makers, machinists and welders who can be productive the minute after they finish filling out their employment paperwork, Kiss said.
Do you recognized this Training Solutions staff member? She is celebrating her 50th birthday!
Answer: It’s Mary Hofstra!