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Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 32,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. The Training Solutions department trained over 8,100 students in specialized training programs in 2009-10. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.

GRCC In the News, 8-23-17

GRPD: Man jumps fence at public pool, drowns

Aug. 22, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 21-year-old man drowned in a closed Grand Rapids public pool Tuesday morning, police say.

… (Damon) Smith-Phillips’ father, David Smith, said his son was a Detroit native and a graduate of Osborn High School. Smith-Phillips was in Grand Rapids to attend community college and his father said he hoped to have a career in video game design.

Spotlight on medical apprenticeships

Aug. 22, 2017; Community College Daily

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Monday joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) where they discussed the importance of apprenticeships before touring the college’s healthcare training facilities.

Gov. Snyder joined by Labor Secretary for tour of GRCC’s medical programs

Aug. 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Gov. Rick Snyder toured Grand Rapids Community College’s Cook Academic Hall Monday, Aug. 21, as part of a series of tours focused on manufacturing and medical apprenticeships, officials say.

‘A Happy End’ kicks off Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids 25th season

Aug. 22, 2017; FOX 17

Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids is getting ready to kick off another season of shows for their 25th season, opening with A Happy End.

… A Happy End will be performed at GRCC Spectrum Theatre at the following times:

Take tours, learn about student groups at Raider Rally

Got some last-minute GRCC business before classes start? Want a chance to figure out where your classes are? Stop by anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 26 at Ford Fieldhouse for Raider Rally!

Campus tours will be available, and many service offices will be open. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with faculty and check out student groups. We’ll also have free food and T-shirts!

Governor, U.S. Secretary of Labor visit GRCC

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined Gov. Rick Snyder at GRCC on Monday, where they discussed the importance of apprenticeships before touring the third and fourth floors of Cook Academic Hall. The visit comes as part of a series of tours that Snyder and Acosta are conducting focused on manufacturing and medical apprenticeships.

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Computer Support Technician students visit Craig’s Cruisers

Students in the Job Training Computer Support Technician program recently toured Craig’s Cruisers. Jason Osech, Craig’s Cruisers director of IT, and IT technician Herb Johnson — both program alumni — provided a behind-the-scenes look at the infrastructure of several games, the support network and the server room.

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