GRCC In The News, 7-20-18

JR Automation expansion to create 100 new high-tech jobs in Holland
7/19/18 MLive
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
7/19/18 MLive
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.

Strong Futures
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.

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