GRCC In the News 10/27/2021

GRCC to offer new sewing program

October 26,2021; Grand Rapid Magazine

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is partnering with a local woman-owned manufacturing business to launch a new certification program.

GRCC Partnering with Innovative Textile ‘Upcycling’ Manufacturer

October 26, 2021;  michiganagconnection.com

Public Thread, a Grand Rapids-based company, creates unique products by “upcycling” used materials, but the skills needed to create them are in great demand from a variety of local industries.

Grand Rapids Community College is teaming up with Public Thread, to create an industrial sewing certificate program to help students gain in-demand skills.

Federal government addressing water industry qualified worker shortage

October 26, 2021; WGVU

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investing $3.8 million in developing the next generation of water professionals. A portion of that money, $500,000 awarded to the City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Community College and Bay College implementing fresh water and wastewater introduction and training to middle and high school students and provide opportunities for high unemployment neighborhoods.

Money Set Aside for City, GRCC to Find Water Treatment Employees

October 26, 2021; WOOD Radio

LANSING (WOOD-AM) – $500,000 is going to Grand Rapids Community College, the city of Grand Rapids and Bay College in Escabana to address a water treatment labor shortage.

AAPEX 2021 Announces Winners of Service and Repair Awards

October 26, 2021; autobodynews.com

AAPEX 2021 recently announced winners of the second annual Service and Repair Awards, recognizing and elevating the essential services provided by auto body shop owners, technicians and service advisors to keep the motoring public on the road, even during challenging times.

… Ervine’s Auto Repair and Grand Rapids Hybrid and EV are members of several industry organizations, including the Auto Care Association. Eric and Jamie (Carlson) are involved in WorldPac Smart Groups and Women In Auto Care, and are mentors of the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG). They also serve on the board of Grand Rapids Community College’s Automotive Steering Committee.

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