Staff Development Highlights Presentation, Feedback and Communication Skills Courses

The Employer’s Association has been invited to present three, two-part courses to GRCC Staff and Faculty in 2014. They help leaders understand their strengths, overcome their weaknesses and apply their knowledge in a very practical world.

The courses that are available through Staff Development are:

  • Powerful Presentation Skills – Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 and Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 from 9-11 AM in Room 103 Sneden
  • Feedback Fundamentals – Monday Feb. 3, 2014 and Monday Feb. 10, 2014 from 1-3 PM in Room 103 Sneden
  • Effective Communication Skills – Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 and Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 from 9-11 AM in Room 125 Calkins Science Center

Registration is available and detailed descriptions can be found at the following link:

Please contact Staff Development at ext. 4285 if you need registration assistance.

Consumers Energy Planning work on Ransom week of December 16 – 20

Consumers Energy will be doing work to replace power poles and high voltage lines along Ransom Street next week. Traffic along Ransom may be impacted periodically. One poles are in place, they will be replacing the high voltage lines on Friday, December 20th. The Student Center could be without power for up to 6 hours. The Bookstore and Raider Grille will be closed that day and GRCC employees will be working from the Main and Cook buildings.

GRCC In the News, 12-13-13

GRCC to award 76 certificates at job training graduation ceremony

Dec. 12, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than seventy students will receive certificates next week during Grand Rapids Community Colleges job training graduation ceremony.

GRCC eyes budget cuts as officials project $2.2 million drop in tuition revenue

Dec. 13, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Enrollment is expected to drop next semester at Grand Rapids Community College, and administrators are looking at ways to offset the resulting decline in tuition revenue.

New career liaison program prepares students for post-high school training opportunities

Dec. 12, 2013;

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced a new partnership with a network of community colleges that will promote training opportunities for in-demand careers to Michigan high school students.

… The regional career liaisons will be housed at the following organizations: Alpena Community College, Bay de Noc Community College, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lansing Community College, Mott Community College, North Central Michigan College, and The Workforce Intelligence Network.

Obama aides visit, tout community college grants

Dec. 12, 2013; The Detroit News

Warren David Myles said it wasn’t long ago his future looked bleak. He lost his job as a delivery truck driver, his wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the bank foreclosed on his home.

… During the visit, they announced the award of a $24.9 million, four-year grant to a MCC-led coalition of eight community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College and Schoolcraft College.

Photos — and thank yous — for Holiday Breakfast

A HUGE thank you to Jim Schafer, Kevin Dobreff, the amazing team in Media Technologies, the hard-working Ford Fieldhouse staff and Creative Dining for helping make today’s Holiday Breakfast a wonderful time! And thank you to everyone who brought food for the Food Pantry! We appreciate your generosity in helping us feed our students in need.

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Tassell M-TEC staff help out at United in Christ/Black Hills Community Center

Yesterday, some staff from the Tassell M-TEC volunteered to help organize and price items at the United in Christ/Black Hills Community Center Christmas store.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the donations. The M-TEC was able to give a generous donation to the store. The donations will provide parents in the Black Hills the opportunity to purchase gifts for their children at a large discount, while maintaining their dignity of providing Christmas for their children.

Thank you also to those that The Executive Director was very thankful for our involvement and giving of our time and encouraged us to seek out more volunteer opportunities in the future.

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RJG Master Molder class starts in January

The RJG Master Molder Certification Series is designed for the process technician, engineer or manager who needs to understand and demonstrate injection-molding skills at the machine. Anyone responsible for implementing a processing strategy in a plant or anyone held accountable for quality-control issues is a prime candidate for this training.

GRCC RJG Master Molder I class starts in January.  For more information, call (616) 234-3400 or click here.