GRCC In the News, 7/26/2021

Pay Attention: Relevance & Responsiveness in Higher Ed

July 22, 2021; “The Tech Ed” podcast

The United States’ nearly 1,000 technical and community colleges have been providing skills-based, career-focused training to communities for over 100 years. It’s imperative that higher ed pays attention to the needs of industry in order to fulfill this purpose.

… We asked Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan to talk on the future of work and the vital role technical and community colleges play. In part 1 of a two-part series, we discuss the two keys every community college must have in order to serve their region.

‘Our community is coming back to school’: GRCC sees 7.1% increase in summer enrollment

July 23, 2021; FOX 17

Headline: GRCC President Dr. Pink believes enrollment increase is due to Michigan Reconnect and Future of Frontliners state programs.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is having a good summer.

GRCC awarded third grant from Metallica to support skilled trades training

July 23, 2021; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College has been awarded a third grant from legendary band Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation to help more non-traditional students gain in-demand welding skills.

Rock band Metallica awards a third grant for GRCC welding program

July 23, 2021; mibiz.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Rock band Metallica continues to invest in a unique welding program that it was instrumental in launching at Grand Rapids Community College.

Metallica gives Grand Rapids Community College third grant to train students in welding

July 23, 2021; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has received a third grant from the band Metallica for its “heavy metal” welding program.

Metallica awards GRCC $25,000 towards underserved, non-traditional students

July 23, 2021; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, has awarded their third round of grants to the Grand Rapids Community College to support students studying in-demand fields like welding, the college announced Friday.

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