GRCC In The News, 8-06-18

West Michigan industries can’t find skilled workers, economist says
8/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — West Michigan industries continue to be constrained by personnel shortages, according to the latest survey by Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research at Grand Valley State University.
… Grand Rapids Community College worked with 411 employers on non-degree programs the 2017-18 academic year, including job training programs in which certificates are earned, according to Julie Parks, executive director of Workforce Training.

Restaurant Week GR begins Wednesday
8/4/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Foodies in Grand Rapids love this time of year! Restaurant Week GR (RWGR) will take over Grand Rapids August 8 until August 19.
… RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene but has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Participating locations donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold.

MSU, GVSU partner on premed contract
8/3/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Qualified premedical students at Grand Valley State University now can receive early assurance of admission into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2012.

Rapid outlines Route 19
8/3/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The new Route 19 pilot, promising free bus fare along the Medical Mile was recently presented to the public at an open forum ahead of its launch later this month.
… The route will include stops near key institutions like Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and the Bridge Street Market urban grocery store and cafĂ© under construction by Meijer.

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