GRCC In the News 10/14/2021

GRCC partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer paid health insurance agent apprenticeship program

October 13, 2021; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A new apprenticeship program at Grand Rapids Community College is helping students gain the skills they need to become qualified health insurance agents.

Grand Rapids Community College introduces a first in Michigan program

October 13, 2021; WGVU

Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and West Michigan Works! developing a paid Health Insurance Apprenticeship program.

BCBS creates paid agent training program with Michigan college

October 13, 2021; Becker’s Hospital Review

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is rolling out a new partnership with Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.), where the organizations partner to train health insurance agents.

Good things on The Lakeshore with Shandra Martinez

October 13, 2021; WHTC

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Each week, WHTC morning news anchor Peg McNichol talks with Shandra Martinez, managing editor of The Lakeshore, about people and organizations  making a difference. Below are some of the highlights of their conversation on Oct. 13, 2021. Listen to the podcast: good-things-on-the-lakeshore-oct-13. This week’s topics:

… GRCC’s Secchia Culinary Institute to receive a gift of a piazza. The family of the late Peter Secchia is bestowing a gift inspired by his Italian roots to Grand Rapids Community College’s world-class culinary instruction program that bears his name.

Aquinas College to host a ‘women running for office’ panel

October 13, 2021; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — While women have recently won some historic elections across the country and while Michigan’s top three political offices are currently held by women, elected women are still outnumbered 1 to 4 by men.

… On Thursday, Aquinas College will host a “Running for Office” event with a primary focus on the issue of gender parity in elected offices. The panel will include four notable women in elected positions: Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, state Sen. Winnie Brinks, state Rep. Rachel Hood and GRCC Trustee Brandy Lovelady Mitchell. It will be moderated by Shannon Garret, the chief strategy officer for the Michigan Women’s Commission and co-founder of Vote Run Lead.

Morning News

October 14, 2021; WZZM

(Feature on GRCC alumnus Chris Wessley.)

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