GRCC In The News, 10-01-18

Manufacturers invite students to explore
9/28/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
West Michigan manufacturers will host 260 events next week to dispel misconceptions about the industry and fire up students interest in future jobs.
… Swoboda currently offers tooling and mechatronics technician apprenticeship opportunities through Grand Rapids Community College and the state’s MAT2 program.

Morning News at 6 a.m.
9/29/18 WZZM
(No transcript is available, but a report on Oktoberfest at John Ball Zoo talked about GRCC students decorating lunch bags for Kids’ Food Basket.)

Report: Immigrants contribute $3.3 billion to Kent County economy
GRAND RAPIDS — Immigrants now living in Kent County are making a significant impact on the local economy.
… During the 1960s and 1970s, many Latinos migrated to Detroit because of job opportunities with the Big Three automakers, said Carlos Sanchez, a board member with the Hispanic Center of West Michigan and director of Ferris State University’s Latino Business and Economic Development Center.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Carlos Sanchez is a member of the GRCC board of trustees.)

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