GRCC In the News, 12-7-15

Construction execs embrace collaboration in workforce development efforts

Dec. 6, 2015; mibiz.com

With the economy several years into a sustained-yet-slow recovery, general contractors and subcontractors say they need to get creative to surmount a critical workforce development hurdle.

… Participating in the roundtable were:

… Scott Mattson, jobs training manager at Grand Rapids Community College

Winter semester enrollment decreases

Dec. 6, 2015;  The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

As Grand Valley State University transitions between semesters in the new year, many students enroll at the university while others graduate or decide to leave.

… “About half of the transfer students admitted in the winter semester come from Michigan community colleges,” (Philip) Batty said. “This includes about 30 percent from Grand Rapids Community College.”

Muncie ice sculptor captivates “DWNTWN”

Dec. 4, 2015; Ball State Daily (student newspaper)

A mist of ice chips flew into the air as chainsaws, grinders and other sculpting tools brought an artistic vision to life.

… (Stephen) Koch began competing in regional ice carving competitions as a student studying culinary arts at Grand Rapids Community College. Although he has a passion for cooking, Koch said the ice was different, grabbing.

 

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