GRCC In the News, 08/13/2021

Grand Rapids Comic-Con Summer Bash kicks off Friday

August 12, 2021; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Comic-Con Summer Bash happens this weekend and tickets are still on sale.

… If you’d like to learn how to become a real-life hero to your community, GRCC will be there with showing off sci-fi-themed projects done by students in their trades programs.

GRCC offers $200 credit to students who get vaccinated

August 12, 2021; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College is offering COVID-19 vaccination incentives to students who are enrolled for the fall 2021 semester.

Holland Int’l Fest needs volunteers

August 12, 2021; 92.7

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Organizers of the International Festival of Holland are looking for volunteers for the celebration, set for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at the Holland Civic Center Place.

… Festival sponsors include Midwest Communications’ WHTC 1450 AM and 99.7 FM & Van 92.7; the Gentex Corporation; Flagstar Foundation; Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; Haworth; Quincy Street, Inc.; Benteler Automotive; LG Energy Solution Michigan; Grand Rapids Community College Lakeshore Campus; the Brooks Family Community Fund; the West Michigan Lakeshores Association of Realtors; EV Construction; and the World Affairs Council of West Michigan.

 West Michigan company turns to Spanish-speaking workers to ease labor shortage

August 13, 2021; MLive

ZEELAND, MI — Denise Navarro starts her day like most production group leaders at Gentex Corporation, where she supervises about 25 second-shift workers who manufacturer rearview mirrors for the Zeeland-based automotive supplier.

… The 26-year-old West Ottawa Public Schools graduate, who’s now dual enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University, said she spends her shift answering employee questions, having one-one-conversations with workers and guiding them through the production process.

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