GRCC In the News, 7-16-14

Michigan is begging for skilled workers

July 15, 2014; Michigan Radio

If we don’t find new ways to teach the right skills and train more workers, Michigan is going to be badly hurt.

… In response to this issue, (Autocam CEO John) Kennedy opened up a program in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College that will take qualified applicants into an apprentice program. They work at the plant while being paid to go to school for the skills they need. When they graduate from the program they could make up to $17.50 an hour or more.

Keeping your brain active throughout aging

July 15, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — As we get older, it’s important to exercise our minds along with our bodies.

Mike Faber from Grand Rapids Community College’s Older Learner Center points out that memory loss is not an inevitable consequence of aging. He says there are many things we can do to keep our minds active.


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