Grand Rapids Community College http://michiganradio.org en 5 Michigan community colleges to let auto students transfer http://michiganradio.org/post/5-michigan-community-colleges-let-auto-students-transfer <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Five Michigan community colleges are partnering on a pilot program to let students in automotive technology programs transfer among the schools without losing credits or having to repeat course work.<br /><br />Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community and Mott Community Colleges have signed the agreement. It was announced Friday by Nigel Francis, the state's senior automotive adviser.<br /> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:34:47 +0000 The Associated Press 16559 at http://michiganradio.org 5 Michigan community colleges to let auto students transfer Kent County voters to decide on millage for community college http://michiganradio.org/post/kent-county-voters-decide-millage-community-college <p>Volunteers in Kent County are making a last minute push to get out the vote Tuesday. They&rsquo;ll be knocking on doors and making phone calls running up to Tuesday&rsquo;s election.</p><p>Voters will decide on a county-wide millage increase to renovate outdated buildings at Grand Rapids Community College.</p><p>The millage would pay for basic improvements to almost every building on campus. Mon, 07 May 2012 02:11:53 +0000 Lindsey Smith 7348 at http://michiganradio.org Kent County voters to decide on millage for community college Supporters kick off campaign to pass GRCC millage in May http://michiganradio.org/post/supporters-kick-campaign-pass-grcc-millage-may <p>People supporting a <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-community-college-ask-kent-county-voters-approve-100-million-bond">new tax millage for Grand Rapids Community College </a>kicked off their campaign Wednesday. The millage would raise almost $100 million over 20 years pay to renovate almost every building on campus; including the main building constructed 90 years ago.</p><p>Students, employers, Democrats and even some Republicans gathered at the school&rsquo;s Music Center Wednesday morning.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:20:31 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6636 at http://michiganradio.org Supporters kick off campaign to pass GRCC millage in May Meet the machine that makes most of the things in your life http://michiganradio.org/post/meet-machine-makes-most-things-your-life <p>This month, we&rsquo;re taking a look at some of the hidden assets of the industrial Midwest &ndash; the parts of our economy that don&rsquo;t often get noticed when we talk about our strengths.</p><p>We found one hidden asset right smack in the middle of our manufacturing sector. It&rsquo;s a machine that&rsquo;s in literally thousands of factories across the Midwest. And, though, you might not have heard of it before, the CNC machine &ndash; and the people who operate it &ndash; are at the core of our economy.</p><p>CNC stands for computer-numerically-controlled. And what the computerized machine does is it machines things. That sounds ridiculous unless you know that machine is not just a noun. It&rsquo;s also a specific manufacturing process. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:22:39 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 6632 at http://michiganradio.org Meet the machine that makes most of the things in your life Grand Rapids Community College to ask Kent County voters to approve $100 million bond http://michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-community-college-ask-kent-county-voters-approve-100-million-bond <p>Voters in Kent County will decide on a&nbsp;millage increase for Grand Rapids Community College this May. The college&rsquo;s board of trustees voted to put the question on the May ballot Monday night.</p><p>GRCC&rsquo;s President Steven Enders says the tax increase is worth it for everyone living near Grand Rapids.&nbsp;&ldquo;You cannot begin to put a value of the impact of this institution on Kent County and this region. It is just not as simple as counting numbers,&quot; Enders said.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:14:56 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5906 at http://michiganradio.org Grand Rapids Community College to ask Kent County voters to approve $100 million bond Manufacturing "not dead yet; not at all" in West Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/manufacturing-not-dead-yet-not-all-west-michigan <p>At least 35 West Michigan companies are looking to fill manufacturing jobs. The companies were scouting out new workers at a manufacturing job fair in Grand Rapids Monday.</p><p>This is the first time <a href="http://grcc.edu">Grand Rapids Community College </a>has held a job fair specifically for manufacturers. Michael Kiss has been with the college for 25 years. He&rsquo;s heads the school&rsquo;s Department of Manufacturing and Applied Technology. &quot;<em>There&#39;s 35 companies here, but probably another 100 that are looking to hire</em>,&quot; Kiss said.</p><p>He says they decided to host the fair because he&rsquo;s been flooded with calls from companies this year that are trying to fill jobs in the manufacturing field.</p><p><strong>Isn&#39;t manufacturing dead?</strong></p><p>&ldquo;<em>It&rsquo;s not dead yet; not at all,&rdquo; </em>40-year old Grand Rapids resident Eric Mallett says about manufacturing. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 22:13:14 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4865 at http://michiganradio.org Manufacturing "not dead yet; not at all" in West Michigan