Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $45,000 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians
1/18/22 Electrical Systems Magazine
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $45,000 to 24 students, including two military veterans and eight SkillsUSA awardees studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:
… Duane Hall, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
GRCC program aims to train hundreds of people for Industry 4.0
GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College and workforce development organization West Michigan Works! have launched a program aiming to make big strides in preparing participants for the future of manufacturing.
Good things on The Lakeshore with Shandra Martinez
HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Each week, Shandra Martinez, The Lakeshore’s managing editor, talks with WHTC morning news host Peg McNichol about people and organizations making a positive difference along the Lakeshore. Listen to the full podcast: https://omny.fm/shows/whtcs-morning-news-podcast/good-things-on-the-lakeshore-with-shandra-marti-34
… GRCC offering job training for municipal positions. GRCC partners with local municipalities — including road commissions in Muskegon and Kent counties — for Public Works Academy, providing skills for jobs serving communities.
Electrical company invests in its own apprentices
1/21/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A commercial electrical, controls and automation services company launched an in-house apprenticeship program.
After partnering with Grand Rapids Community College, Holland-based Hoekstra Electrical Services decided to create its own electrical apprenticeship program that trains its workers to become licensed electricians.
Coming to Grand Rapids: Noodlepig’s charitable new take on ramen
1/22/22 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids restaurant will bring a new twist to ramen while helping feed children in need.
… (Chris) Wessley graduated from Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute of Culinary Arts in 2011 at the top of his class. His charitable ramen concept was one of the top 100 ideas picked to be part of Start Garden’s Demo Day last year.
New learning hub gives GRCC students in Grand Rapids neighborhood easier access to technology, tutoring
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A new learning hub is making it easier for Grand Rapids Community College students to have access to technology and academic tutoring.
The GRCC learning hub opened mid-September in the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Seymour branch, 2350 Eastern Ave. SE, to support students who cannot get to campus. The branch was selected for the hub because it is located in a neighborhood with a large number of underserved residents.
Grand Rapids Community College Seymour Learning Hub
GRCC students work at the Seymour Learning Hub
Grand Rapids Community College students Diego Suarez (left) and Jimena Velasquez (right) work with tutor Nathan Reinke at the college’s new learning hub located at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Seymour branch on Dec. 7, 2021. (Photo from Andrew Schmidt provided by GRCC Communications)
(A photo gallery of Andrew Schmidt’s photos.)
Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will offer a keynote discussion for the 27th annual Diversity Lecture Series at Grand Rapids Community College.
Omicron may be milder, but now is not the time to catch the virus, doctors say
So you’re not vaccinated and you’ve heard Omicron is a milder form of COVID-19.
And you’ve been reading social media posts that suggest natural immunity is even stronger than immunity produced by a vaccine.
So, you think, why not catch COVID now and get it over with?
Bad idea, experts say. Very bad idea, for a number of reasons.
(A photo from GRCC’s vaccine clinic illustrates this article.)
GV alumni use their PA degrees for good
1/24/22 The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University’s student newspaper)
A degree from GVSU’s physician assistant (PA) program enables alumni to work alongside other healthcare workers, while also diagnosing and treating patients in the area of emphasis they choose.
… Upon his decision, (Andrew) Massar began taking the necessary prerequisites for PA school at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and GVSU.