GRCC In the News, 10-19-15

Community colleges can diversify skill sets

Oct. 16, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

LANSING — Community colleges serve as educational stepping-stones to higher learning institutions and trade schools, creating a gateway for students who want to advance their education, enter the workforce or enrich their skills.

The trade aspect of a job training program creates an opportunity for students to efficiently become part of the workforce, said Wayne Rodgers, a welding and fabrication professor at Grand Rapids Community College.

Free & reduced-cost dental visits at GRCC

Oct. 18, 2015; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Grand Rapids Community College offers dental visits at a fraction of the cost, while allowing students to obtain the experience they need.

There will be a campus wide Fall Open House, Saturday, October 31.

It’ll be from 10 am to 1 pm at GRCC’s downtown campus. The cost is free.

New center in GR helps youth in need

Oct. 18, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — On the first of the month, a new center opened in Grand Rapids to help youth in need of help.

… In January, she (Jameilla Ross) plans to start college at Grand Rapids Community College and then transfer to Ferris State University to study psychology.

Muskegon ties between coaching staffs for OK Black showdown

Oct. 16, 2015; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — Coaches Shane Fairfield of Muskegon and Matt Koziak of Mona Shores will be on opposite sidelines in tonights OK Black football showdown.

… Koziak and Fairfield both fall under the coaching tree of Tony Annese and Koziak said 95 percent of what he learned about the game came from Annese. Annese spent nine seasons at Muskegon and led the Big Reds to state championships in 2004, 2006 and 2008 before going on to take over programs at Grand Rapids Community College and now Ferris State.

City eyes housing strategy

Oct. 16, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

After six months of investigation, Grand Rapids has a strategic plan ready to target housing issues in the city.

… “There is tremendous momentum in this community. I think we have some good guidelines here. They need to be fleshed out, but I would encourage the commission to endorse the work that has been done so far,” said (City Commissioner Ruth) Kelly. “I think we need to include Grand Rapids Public (Schools), GRCC, GVSU, our senior advocates, and those who are not yet on board. We will go after them and seek their support. I think we can do this with those partners.”

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