GRCC In the News 11/02/2021

Free tuition lured Michigan adults to college. Next job: Keeping them there

11/1/21; Bridge Magazine

Somewhere between her full-time job as a sleep clinic technician, making meals for three children and getting a few hours of sleep, Amanda Hedges-Harrison recently missed a deadline for an English composition assignment at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC gallery displays work of artist, instructor Tatsuki Hakoyama

11/1/21; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The work of artist Tatsuki Hakoyama, a Grand Rapids Community College adjunct instructor, is the subject of an exhibit in the campus’s Paul Collins Art Gallery.

Project aims to build pipeline to careers in the water industry


The water industry is facing a shortage of qualified workers because of retirements and because of proposed new investments in infrastructure, which will require extra staffing.

One local solution to the national problem is a new collaboration between Grand Rapids Community College, the city of Grand Rapids, and Bay College in Escanaba. They are teaming up for a project aimed at building a pipeline to careers in the water and wastewater industry.

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