76 people to receive certificates at GRCC Job Training graduation



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications



Dec. 12, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hours of study, classes and evaluation — for students in Grand Rapids Community College’s job training programs, it’s all worth it to receive that certificate of completion, proof to employers that they have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Seventy-six people will receive certificates during GRCC’s Job Training Winter 2013 Graduation at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Tassell M-TEC facility, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. President Dr. Steven C. Ender will address the graduates.

“Family, friends, faculty and staff will join in celebrating the accomplishments of our job training graduates,” said program manager Scott Mattson. “Our job training programs are very rigorous — 34 hours per week for 18 weeks — and this ceremony is a great chance to recognize their achievements.”

Certificates of completion will be awarded in the following programs:

  • Automotive Technician (eight students).
  • Construction Electrician (six students).
  • Green Construction Remodeling (four students).
  • Introduction to Construction (11 students).
  • Machinist/CNC Technician (23 students).
  • Residential Construction (five students).
  • Computer Support Technician (nine students).
  • Welding/Fabrication Technician (10 students).

All participants are welcome. People in need of special accommodations to attend the performances should contact GRCC’s Disability Support Services at (616) 234-4140.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.