Starting Monday, Fountain Street will be closed from Division Avenue to Library Place, and left turns will be restricted in that area of Division for both northbound and southbound traffic. The closing, which is connected to building repairs, is scheduled to run through October.
JR Automation expansion to create 100 new high-tech jobs in Holland
HOLLAND, MI — One hundred new jobs will be added in the city of Holland with a $4 million expansion at JR Automation.
… Emily Staley, vice president of marketing and communications at Lakeshore Advantage, said the Michigan New Jobs Training Program offered through Grand Rapids Community College is designed to provide funding for training employees hired into “new” jobs paying at least 175 percent of minimum wage, $16.18 per hour
Automation supplier creating 100 jobs
7/19/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A manufacturer of custom automation equipment plans to invest $4 million in the region and create 100 high-tech jobs.
… Grand Rapids Community College has offered $500,000 from the Michigan New Jobs Training Program. This program is designed to provide funding for training employees hired into new jobs paying at least 175 percent of minimum wage. The program allows for creative training options for employers.
JR Automation plans $4 million expansion of Holland facilities
7/19/18 Crain’s Detroit Business
JR Automation is investing $4 million to expand its operations in Holland, a push expected to create 100 high-tech jobs.
… Grand Rapids Community College is providing $500,000 of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to support training for the new positions.
Magician June Horowitz, 104, blazed a trail for women
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Before she became one of magic’s most well-known and beloved magicians, June Horowitz couldn’t get into conventions.
… But she was also a math teacher at Ottawa Hills High School, Grand Rapids Junior College (now Grand Rapids Community College) and Marywood Academy, according to a biography from the American Museum of Magic.
7/13/18 Habitat for Humanity of Kent County newsletter
In the past year, Dini and Mansura have been surprised how their house transformed from just a plot of land to the beautiful home it is today. Their home was built in partnership with students from Grand Rapids Community College’s M-TEC Program. Since 2005, GRCC students have helped Habitat Kent build 33 homes. GRCC President Bill Pink attended the home dedication and handed Dini the keys to their new home.
Through a partnership between Grand Rapids Community College’s Nursing faculty and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, several students recently toured GRCC’s Health labs to experience multiple skill areas within the nursing field. GRCC Nursing faculty and students were on hand for demonstrations and to chat about training and careers.
Congratulations to the Nursing department on making this such an amazing experience for all the Boys and Girls Club members who attended!