GRCC In The News, 01-09-19

Students earn credits, gain jobs through GRCC training program
1/8/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediates School District newsletter)
It wasn’t long ago that Gybran Vazquez decided he needed a change. He was applying stripes to parking lots for an asphalt company, but dreamed of what else he could be doing with his career.
… He’s closer to the life he wants, now that he has graduated from Grand Rapids Community College Job Training after devoting 34 hours a week for 18 weeks to learning about residential construction.

New welding lab for high school students is a big deal
1/8/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org
Kent ISD board president Andrea Haidle is not about to take up welding. But she was eager to see the new virtual welding laboratory that was recently installed by the Kent Career Tech Center.
… The $463,000 virtual welding lab was installed in recent months with the help of a $300,000 state grant. The equipment purchased is compatible with the equipment being used at Grand Rapids Community College.

Morning Mix
1/8/19 FOX 17
Laughfest is coming and you won’t want to miss out on your favorite comedian or show that’s coming to town … Two family friendly events will be returning, including the Kids Rock Hip Hop Dance Party on Saturday, March 9 at The BOB and the Super Saturday Kids Zone on March 16 at GRCC’s Ford Fieldhouse.

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