GRCC In the News, 7-25-16

Colleges leverage apprenticeship model for medical careers

July 24, 2016;

Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas.

Surgical technicians and sterile processing technicians are just two areas under consideration for extending the apprenticeship program that launched last year at Grand Rapids Community College, in which students work part time for a year in a clinical setting as they receive classroom training.

Search ‘success’ rates at Michigan’s universities, community colleges

July 25, 2016; MLive

New state data shed fresh light on how long it takes students to earn degrees from Michigan’s public universities and community colleges.

Landmark 151-year-old mansion put on the block by college foundation

July 23, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Heritage Hill is a hot real estate market these days.

… The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation is taking advantage of the robust market by putting its 151-year-old McCabe-Marlowe House on the market for $575,000.

Grand Rapids icon Yesterdog turns 40

July 23, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Forty years ago, Bill Lewis opened Yesterdog with one goal in mind.

… Before Yesterdog, Lewis says he was a hippie who worked odd jobs to pay for his travels. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, from 1967-69. He later earned an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College, but he credits his restaurant training to working in the kitchen at Mr. Fables, another iconic Grand Rapids eatery.