Safe Dating presentation by Safe Haven Ministries for students and staff

Students and staff are invited to attend a Safe Dating Presentation by Safe Haven Ministries.

Staff, please pass this on to your students.

The presentation is scheduled for Monday, February 21, from 3-4 PM in the Student Center Building, 2nd floor, room 234.

Snacks will be provided, as well as raffle of a coffee machine.

To rsvp email Walk-ins are also welcomed.

Homecoming activities Monday, Feb. 14

Monday, Feb. 14

  • GRCC’s first-ever Young Alumni Award winner will be announced on social media. The GRCC Foundation is honoring alumni age 40 and younger, highlighting accomplishments and sharing inspiring stories about how a GRCC education is vitally important to launch educational journeys and careers.
  • A virtual Student Organization Mixer is planned for 2-4 p.m. Representatives from groups across campus will be available using REMO and will share information about opportunities and activities.  Registration is available here.
  • Deadline to submit your GRCC Spirit photo.  Submit your photo

Additional information is available at

Here to Help: Juan Cisneros Fonseca connects students with career-focused programs

Juan Cisneros Fonseca smiling.

Always remember, at GRCC, you are surrounded by people who want you to be successful and are ready to walk with you on your educational pathway. We are here to help!

Meet Juan Cisneros Fonseca. Juan is here to help you with the enrollment process for any of the college’s seven job training programs.

“I will be the first face students see when walking into the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC,” Juan shared.

“As a former student at GRCC, I understand that starting a new program can be a little intimidating and stressful. My job is to ease that stress by helping students enroll. I will assist in filling out the application, and connect them with a career coach to discuss the next steps in the enrollment process and financial aid.”

Job training programs are hands-on, run for approximately 20 weeks, and students attend class for 34 hours each week. Graduates are in high demand for entry-level positions such as automotive technician, computer support technician, construction electrical, machinist-CNC technician, medical assistant, residential construction, and welding-fabrication technician.

“Seeing a student graduate and find employment in their field is a satisfying feeling,” Juan said. “These Job Training courses give students a chance to enter the workforce and make good wages.”

Before stepping into his current position, Juan earned a Computer Support Specialist Associate Degree from GRCC, worked in adult education and then helped to coordinate the GRCC Summer Learning Academy program for rising high school seniors. Now, helping students is Juan’s number one priority, and is what motivates him at work.

Most Job Training programs enroll new participants every other month, and information sessions are currently being held in person. If you know someone who may be interested, have them sign up for an information session today at, and have them ask for Juan when they get there!

GRCC In the News 02/11/2022

Can culinary education crack the labor crisis?

2/10/22 (Gordon Food Service publication)

The labor shortage has many restaurants in a pickle. Finding employees is hard, retaining them is harder still. A solution may be as close as the nearest culinary training program, where people already excited about food could emerge as a new generation of foodservice professionals.

“It’s our job to train potential employees for the industry,” said Chef Werner Absenger, Director of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Michigan. “But it doesn’t stop there … how do we make the industry sexy for those students?”

Holland commission hosting annual global affairs lecture series


HOLLAND — Holland residents interested in foreign policy and global affairs have a chance to hear from experts during the annual “Great Decisions” speaker series, presented by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

… The programs will be offered virtually and in person, with most programs taking place at the Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center on the Grand Rapids Community College campus, 151 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids.