GRCC In The News, 02-14-19

Gov. Whitmer makes first tour stop at GRCC
2/13/19 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The day after her first State of the State, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made her way to Grand Rapids to kick off her “Home for Opportunity Tour.”
Whitmer toured Grand Rapids Community College’s Tassell M-TEC center off Godfrey Avenue, which is devoted to workforce training. The purpose of the tour is to discuss ways of bridging the opportunity and talent gaps across the state.

Republicans question how Whitmer will pay for plan
2/13/19 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A day after outlining her vision for Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday, trying to drum up support for her education plan which includes debt-free community college.

Michigan This Morning
2/14/19 WWTV
Gov. Whitmer has kicked of a 50-event tour across Michigan to address some of her biggest agenda items. Her first stop was in Grand Rapids yesterday. She visited Grand Rapids Community College to talk about her education proposals.

Governor Whitmer kicks off “Home for Opportunity Tour” and appears on WGVU-TV’s “West Michigan Week”
2/13/19 WGVU
Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids Wednesday kicking of her post-State of the State Address Home for Opportunity Tour. It’s a statewide 50-event tour focusing on fixing the state’s roads and preparing the 21st Century workforce. I spoke with Governor Whitmer during a recording of WGVU-TVs West Michigan Week.
… It’s a scholarship for two years tuition-free community college or two years tuition-free at a four year in-state university for high school graduates with a B average. Michigan Reconnect trains adults seeking in-demand industry certification or an associate degree. Governor Whitmer visiting with West Michigan business leaders at non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, followed by a tour of Grand Rapids Community College.

News 10 at 11 p.m.
2/13/19 WILX
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went to Grand Rapids today to start what she’s calling her “opportunity tour.” She met with leaders in business and education at Grand Rapids Community College to reinforce one of the plans she outlined last night.

6 News at 5
2/13/19 WLNS
The governor paid a visit to Grand Rapids Community College to highlight another plan she laid out last night in her State of the State address: to provide two years of community college to student for free.

Tuition-free community college plan would yield enormous returns, Whitmer says
2/13/19 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with business leaders and toured Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday, saying her push to offer tuition-free community college will strengthen the workforce and raise wages for Michigan families.


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