GRCC In the News, 7-15-14

GRCC celebrates 100 years with 100 Ways to Give

July 14, 2014; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College’s faculty and staff are celebrating the school’s 100th anniversary with 100 Ways to Give, a series of service projects to aid community organizations that help area veterans, kids and others in need.

Education system ‘missing the boat’ with more than 70,000 well-paying jobs on the table in Michigan

July 14, 2014; MLive

At Metal Flow in Holland, company officials wish they could clone workers like Kyle Hubers.

… In West Michigan, manufacturers pay workers to earn a one- or two-year degree in manufacturing at Grand Rapids Community College while they earn on the job as apprentices.

Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

July 14, 2014; therapidian.org

The Rapidian’s story fort was collecting our community’s stories at the Movies in the Park in Ah Nab Awen Park on July 11. Jessica Blair, who moved here from Texas to study culinary arts at GRCC, was homeless for the first months in our city. She describes life in her first neighborhood on Division Street and life now, in an apartment in Heritage Hill as she continues her studies.

NOBLE Conference: Over 1 Thousand Law Enforcement Executives in Grand Rapids

July 14, 2014; WZZM

At least 1,200 command-level officials and community leaders from local, state and federal agencies are expected to attend the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Annual National Training Conference and Exhibition this week, right here in downtown Grand Rapids., July 12-16 at DeVos Place Convention Center.

… Over 200 students from West Michigan will have the opportunity to dialogue with law enforcement, discuss potential career opportunities, and tour the campuses of Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University’s downtown campus. In addition, one local Grand Rapids Public Schools student will receive a $2,000 scholarship, on behalf of NOBLE.

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