GRCC In the News: July 14, 2022

Grand Rapids Community College receives grant from Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation

7/13/22 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has received another grant from Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation. The grant will be used to help nontraditional students gain welding skills.

Belding to hire Ionia County Sheriff’s sergeant as new police chief

7/13/22 The Daily News (Greenville)

BELDING — This city in the process of finalizing the search for a new police chief

… Working as an ice delivery boy at Wonderland Ice after graduating from Belding High School, (Dion) Sower decided he was ready to tackle his dreams. He earned a degree in law enforcement from Grand Rapids Community College, then submitted one application to work in Belding law enforcement which launched his career at just 28 years old.

Republicans seeking 102nd state House seat share views ahead of primary

7/13/22 MLive

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Three Republicans will face off in the Aug. 2 primary election for the new 102nd state House district.

… (Curt) VanderWall studied for two years at Grand Rapids Junior College.

Nonprofit support services help companies boost refugee employment


Prince Shema arrived in Michigan from the Democratic Republic of the Congo via Ethiopia in 2013. With help from a local nonprofit organization, he completed an independent living preparation program while going to high school. 

… Many refugees had careers in their home countries and starting over in the U.S. — in the same field or a new one — takes much more than landing a job. Treetops (Collective) serves as a connector between the refugees they serve and other local organizations, including the Literacy Center of West Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College and West Michigan Works!, to help individuals achieve their career, educational and personal goals.

Construction association president retires; new hire chosen

7/13/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

A construction trade association in the region named its new president following its current leader’s retirement.

… (Norm) Brady maintained a high retention rate among nationwide ABC chapters during his tenure. He also was a proponent of partnerships with local organizations such as West Michigan Works!, MIOSHA, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and the West Michigan Construction Institute.

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