GRCC In the News, 3-21-16

Snyder looks to boost funding for popular skilled trades training program

March 20, 2016; mibiz.com

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

… Thirteen apprenticeship positions have received reimbursement for their training at Grand Rapids Community College or Kalamazoo Valley Community College, (Kim) Kohlhoff said. Additionally, Buist Electric has hired 10 more employees who have benefited from the training.

Grand Rapids needs more chefs, servers, and food industry professionals

March 18, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) – More than a dozen new restaurants and breweries are expected to open this year in the Grand Rapids area, and there’s a need for more food service professionals.

Dan Gendler is the program director at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. He sees first-hand the need for workers.

Ender to retire, GRCC to name new president in 2017

March 18, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) – Grand Rapids Community College leaders are beginning their search for a new president.

GRCC Baseball finishes the weekend 1-2 at #8 Sinclair

March 21, 2016; MLive

Dayton, OH — GRCC’s Raider baseball team traveled south to visit the NJCAA’s #8 Tartons of Sinclair Community College where they lost 2-of-3 games over two days. The Raiders second win of the season leaves their record at 2-12 overall while Sinclair adds their second loss for a 13-2 overall record.

Alderink leads GRCC to 7th place finish at Spring Fling

March 21, 2016; MLive

Scottsboro, AL — As the third and final round of the 15th annual Ron Marshall Spring Fling came to a close, the Raiders of GRCC, who competed as a four-person team, finished in 7th place out of 9 possible positions. The Spring Fling marked GRCC’s first competitive rounds of the 2016 season. First year head coach John Forton was pleased to see an improvement from his team over the three day event and hopes to build on last season’s NJCAA Division II 7th place finish.

Laker love

March 20, 2016; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

For many students at Grand Valley State University, getting married and settling down is a far-off dream for the future. But for some GVSU students, their relationship is a big part of their reality as a student.

… (Mackenzie) Frederick, a Cedar Springs, Michigan native, and (Dominic) Bartnick, a Rockford, Michigan native, attended Grand Rapids Community College together before transferring to GVSU to study education.

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