GRCC In the News 03/17/2022

New production facility brings more jobs to W. Michigan

3/16/22 WOOD TV

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A nonprofit is helping to bring more jobs to West Michigan with a new production facility in Wyoming.

… The Michigan Department of Economic Development will be supporting the expansion through the Michigan Strategic Fund. West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College are creating workforce training packages to support the project.

DBusiness Daily Update: Lexus Velodrome in Detroit to Host Track Racing Championships, and More

3/16/22 dbusiness.com

… High-end lighting and furniture company Roll & Hill will be opening a second location in Wyoming, south of Grand Rapids.

… The Right Place worked closely with the MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region rather than out-of-state locations. With the approval of a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, the MEDC is supporting the expansion through the Michigan Strategic Fund. West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College also will be supporting the project with a workforce training package.

Baker, leader, future small business owner

3/16/22 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

On a countertop in a temperature-controlled room in the bakery at Kent Career Tech Center, the 25-pound first layer of Erin Mangan’s three-tier wedding cake project is taking shape. 

… Erin is grateful for the opportunities the Tech Center has provided, including free dual enrollment in GRCC classes and connections in the industry made through instructors. 

Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes in Grand Rapids is back in May after a two-year hiatus

3/16/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Seven Heritage Hills families will open the doors of their historic and well-loved homes in May, welcoming visitors back to tour the neighborhood after a two-year hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

… Two public buildings, the Calkins Law Office and the Custer Alumni House, recently renovated by Grand Rapids Community College, are also included in the tour, according to Barbara Draughon, executive director of the Heritage Hill Association.

FACULTY FOCUS: Tore Skogseth is a Student Success counselor at MCC

3/17/22 The Daily News (Greenville)

SIDNEY — Hailing from the foothills of the Norwegian mountains, this thunderous bearded Norwegian left the fjords of Norway for the cornfields of Michigan (following a brief interlude between soybean fields and refineries in Southern Illinois).

When Montcalm Community College Student Success Counselor Tore Skogseth packed his suitcase for his big move, it was filled with CDs, with just a few clothes used as padding. In a life filled with detours, he finally found his destination at MCC, where he started as a student services assistant in 2001 and returned as a counselor in 2010. In between these stints at MCC, he also spent time at Alma College and Grand Rapids Community College, but it is here that he now feels at home.

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