GRCC In the News, 10-4-19

Walmart and Meijer Establish Employee Training Programs

Oct. 2, 2019; egg.news.com (egg industry blog)

Walmart offers a path to a college degree for employees without having to be encumbered by student debt.  Walmart pays the cost of tuition, fees and books not covered by financial aid to obtain a baccalaureate degree within a five-year period.

… Meijer supermarkets have created a retail management certification program to obtain training at the Grand Rapids Community College.

Alumna wins grant to advance jewelry business

Oct. 3, 2019; gvsu.edu (Grand Valley State University)

Grand Valley alumna Emma Hoesktra, founder of Emma Elizabeth Jewelry, was named winner of the Halstead Grant, given to an emerging jewelry business.

… Hoekstra knew she wanted to pursue jewelry making when she realized how much it helped her through the grieving process. Right before she transferred to Grand Valley from Grand Rapids Community College in 2014, Hoekstra’s boyfriend died.