GRCC In the News, 8-12-22

Community college earns gold-level recognition for veteran accessibility

8/11/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) leveled up its veteran services, leading to recognition by a state agency. 

Community college earns gold-level recognition for veteran accessibility

8/11/22 Grand Rapids Magazine

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) leveled up its veteran services, leading to recognition by a state agency.

Spectrum Health, GRCC partner to fill in-demand EEG technician jobs

8/11/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Applause filled the room Wednesday as Spectrum Health celebrated the first graduates of a new apprenticeship program, created in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, to fill a demand for neurodiagnostic EEG technicians.

Pilot program at Spectrum Health leads to more EEG techs

8/10/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Spectrum Health celebrated Wednesday its first Neurodiagnostic Apprenticeship Program graduates.

Six graduate from Spectrum Health’s Neurodiagnostic Technology pilot program

8/11/22 MLive

(Photo gallery from EEG technician graduation.)

$6 million in grants announced for two MI adult education programs

8/11/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A total of $6 million in grants will be available for students who are part of the Michigan Reconnect program or the Future for Frontliners program to help pay for costs outside of tuition.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist announced the funding on Thursday at Grand Rapids Community College, which has about 1,000 students in each program. The grants are available to help students pay for things like books, transportation and childcare.

State officials announce $6M in additional funding for Reconnect students

8/11/22 mibiz.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist announced today in Grand Rapids that an additional $6 million in grant funding will be available to qualifying students in the Michigan Reconnect program to cover unexpected costs to help students complete their education. 

Gilchrist and other state officials discussed the additional funding Thursday during a press conference at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). The $6 million is on top of the $55 million that was included in the state’s 2023 fiscal year budget for the Michigan Reconnect program. 

Michigan invests $6M to help college students overcome barriers

8/11/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Michigan is investing $6 million in new grant funding to help community college students overcome barriers they may face while earning their degrees such as access to internet, childcare and transportation.

… Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II announced the $6 million in new grant funding during a news conference at Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday, Aug. 11. He said the funding is in addition to a total of $55 million that’s been allocated to the Michigan Reconnect program in the fiscal year 2023 education budget.

El Vicegobernador Gilchrist destaca el presupuesto y la expansion de Michigan Reconnect

8/12/22 El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH)- El vicegobernador Garlin Gilchrist II se unió el pasado jueves a un estudiante que actualmente busca obtener su título en Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) bajo el programa Michigan Reconnect, para celebrar que la iniciativa acaba de superar los 100,000 solicitantes, con lo cual quiere motivar a otros habitantes de Michigan a inscribirse en una educación postsecundaria gratuita.

(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) – Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II joined a student currently pursuing a degree at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) under the Michigan Reconnect program last Thursday to celebrate that the initiative just passed the milestone of 100,000 applicants, with which he wants to motivate other Michiganders to enroll in a free post-secondary education.)

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist visits Grand Rapids, spotlights $55M Michigan Reconnect expansion

8/11/22 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist made a stop in Grand Rapids Thursday morning to spotlight a $55 million expansion to the state’s Michigan Reconnect program.

… GRCC President Dr. Juan R. Olivarez says both the Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners programs have proven instrumental in lowering barriers for adult students.

Morning News

8/12/22 WZZM

(Lt. Gov. Gilchrist’s visit.)

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