GRCC alumnus Don Kasten visits Culinary Institute

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Don Kasten, GRCC Culinary alumnus and professor at John Folse Culinary Academy at Nicholls State University, along with Monica Larousse recently visited with faculty and staff from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. They were here to research current practices with Chef-Tec (an online ordering and inventory system) and to meet with faculty regarding the retail practices of The Heritage and Art and Bev’s.

Pharmacy Technician class begins February 12, 2013

The need for certified Pharmacy Technicians is growing dramatically in the West Michigan area. If you are interested in working in the medical field, or are currently working in a pharmacy but would like to be certified, GRCC’s Pharmacy Technician program will prepare you for the next step.

This newly revised and updated 18 week pre-certification class will take you through everything you need to know to be ready to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. Using textbooks from the American Pharmacists Association, this course will prepare you to be a pharmacy technician at the retail or hospital level. Course goals include completing an internship at a local pharmacy and taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

The course runs 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting February 12, 2013. The cost is $1,580, and a payment plan is available. To register, click here.

Next manufacturing workshop starts January 23, 2013

GRCC’s Workforce Training has developed a series of short and relevant workshops that focus specifically on growing your knowledge and skills of manufacturing. The ultimate goal is to impact the quality and profitability of your company. Why is this important? From print reading and interpreting to inspecting final product, your skills are critical to providing a consistently high-quality product. Your employer will benefit but you will too. The quick module program allows you to focus on the specific skills which will help you better understand and execute your manufacturing responsibilities.

We know you don’t have time to waste!

Who should take the series? This series is designed for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of manufacturing production process tools. That  includes, but it is not limited to, entry-level positions, operators, new supervisors, inspectors, leads, supervisors, and support personnel. These courses have been designed from feedback we receive from area businesses.

Series modules:

  • 5S – Organizing the Workplace
  • Measuring and Gaging (CORE)
  • Problem Solving – 8 Steps & 5 Whys
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC I
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC II
  • Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

The next class starts January 23, 2013. To register, click here.