GRCC In the News, 6-11-13

Investing in STEM education at two-year colleges could fill skills gap, GRCC says

June 10, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Amy Koning knows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are a major driver of West Michigan’s economy.

As associate dean of operations at Grand Rapids Community College’s school of workforce development, she often hears from employers such as advanced manufacturers who can’t find applicants with enough STEM skills to fill vacant jobs.

GRCC dean recognized as ‘distinguished leader’ by American Council on Education

June 10, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Laurie Chesley, the dean of arts and sciences at Grand Rapids Community College, was recognized by the Michigan chapter of the American Council on Education as a leader in higher education.

GRCC hosts free employment training for high school grads

June 11, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Teenagers and young adults in Kent County are participating in a free event to help them land jobs and internships.

The “Ready Now!” program, hosted by Grand Rapids Community College, runs through Thursday.  More than 100 people are expected to attend.

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