GRCC to host GED college fair on Nov. 21
Nov. 16, 2013; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is hosting an informational session next week for residents interested in enrolling in its GED program.
New Brewers Loft tops Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Nov. 15, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A pre-holiday tradition in downtown Grand Rapids, the sixth annual International Wine, Beer & Food Festival, is on tap this week.
… Culinary and hospitality students from Ferris State University, the Culinary Institute of Michigan at Baker College in Muskegon, the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will participate in the festival, working alongside industry leaders.
The Best Places in Michigan for Job Seekers
Nov. 17, 2013; nerdwallet.com
Many job seekers are looking for employment opportunities in Michigan’s economy. The state government is focused on providing employment assistance for job seekers as well as hiring help for employers. Job seekers can find job training opportunities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. To help, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best places for job seekers in Michigan, and we did so by asking the following questions:
… 8. Wyoming
Wyoming is located in western Michigan, near Grand Rapids. Wyoming is Michigan’s 16th-largest city by population and western Michigan’s third-largest industrial tax base. The city’s working-age population grew 2.5 percent between 2009 and 2011 while its households earned a median income of $45,246 in 2011. Wyoming’s top employers include Metro Health Hospital, Gordon Food Service and UPS. Wyoming is home to a regional center of Grand Rapids Community College. The college provides specific job resources for students such as career planning, job-outlook information and workshops and classes for career development.
Behind the kitchen door…Q&A with Grove Pastry Chef Keener
Nov. 14, 2013; MLive
This Grand Rapids native is refining her keen culinary skills crafting elegant desserts at East Hills’ favorite Grove, as well as at her own table at home. Pastry Chef Erin Keener lives her passion through her work, supporting sustainability and farm-to-table dining. With her life partner as a fellow chef, they are sure to have passed on an affinity for culinary talent to their son… and a taste for the future.
… Culinary education: I spent some time training at Grand Rapids Community College, but I’ve had almost six years of on-the-job education with Essence (Restaurant Group).