Metallica is Funding a Michigan Welding Program
Metallica seems to have a love for Michigan, as the metal band is investing in a local community’s colleges welding program for a fourth year. The funds help non-traditional students get real-life training in welding.
The grant comes from Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, “a non-profit, philanthropic organization created by the members and management of Metallica, dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services,” according to a statement. The funds are going to Grand Rapids Community College’s welding program, which has has invested a whopping $185,000 in the program over the past four years, according to a release from the college. More than than 100 students have earned certificates through the program since its start in 2018.
Art exhibit in Bay Mills celebrates Native American tradition and history
7/19/22 The Sault News (Sault Ste. Marie)
SAULT STE. MARIE — The Waishkey building in Bay Mills will be displaying an extensive collection of photographs July 20-21 to celebrate Native American traditions.
… The couple took multiple history classes about Native American history and (Scott) Laursen took photography classes at different schools, including Grand Rapids Community College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Construction begins on 52-unit affordable apartment project in Belknap Lookout
GRAND RAPIDS — Construction has started on a $12.2 million housing project in Grand Rapids’ Belknap Lookout neighborhood that aims to bring housing affordability to a rapidly growing area of the city.
… The project is near a number of amenities including a bus line, Coit Park, a school, Medical Mile and Grand Rapids Community College’s campus. In addition, the development is designed to integrate tenants of the development into the surrounding neighborhood, (Milinda) Ysasi said.
West Michigan Works! moves Holland office
7/19/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A regional workforce development agency relocated a service center along the lakeshore.
… “The location provides great visibility for the service center,” said Angie Barksdale, COO at West Michigan Works! “We’re also very excited about the proximity to key partners Grand Rapids Community College and Department of Health and Human Services.”
Assets and Access: The winning compound that fuels Life Sciences in West Michigan
Greater Grand Rapids is home to one of the largest manufacturing centers in the country, including leaders in sustainable practices and industrial design. Our IT industry is growing at a rate of nearly 18 percent. Fifteen colleges and universities, including a Big Ten medical school, call Grand Rapids home. Innovation and strong work ethic, unique public-private partnerships, and a collaborative spirit are hallmarks of this community. It’s no wonder that the life sciences industry is thriving here. We take a closer look as part of our series on local investment.
… The university has expanded research facilities in Grand Rapids to accommodate new research strengths, with the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center opening in fall 2017. This $80 million, 163,000 square-foot biomedical research facility is designed as collaborative space and it anchors the west end of Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile. This one-square-mile section of downtown stretches east up Michigan Street encompassing the Secchia Center, VAI, Spectrum Health’s main campus – including a dedicated pediatric hospital, heart center and cancer center – GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, the Calkins Science Center at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Women’s Health Center and the Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan Surgery Center, along with numerous provider offices.
Get to know your candidates for the 88th
7/21/22 Grand Haven Tribune
The lines have been redrawn and the incumbents have changed for the Michigan House of Representatives in the upcoming Aug. 2 primary.
… The Tribune did not receive a questionnaire response from (Jeffrey) Noel. According to his LinkedIn page, he has an associate’s degree in economics from Grand Rapids Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business law from Arizona State University.
Alert system aims to warn Calhoun County in emergencies
7/20/22 WOOD TV
MARSHALL, Mich. (WOOD) — You can now sign up to receive emergency alerts from Calhoun County authorities for potentially hazardous weather, traffic, and emergency situations.
… Later that year, Rave Alerts helped to warn the community around Grand Rapids Community College that a gun magazine had been found on campus, delaying classes.