GRCC Open House Links Job Seekers With Employers, HR Professionals, Job Trainers - Answers Questions About Skills Needed for Existing Jobs

Grand Rapids Community College, in its continuing workforce development efforts, will hold a Workforce Training Open House to showcase the many opportunities for education and skill building the college offers to meet West Michigan employer needs.

Area employers will be on hand, as well as instructors from GRCC’s many job training programs, and attendees can meet with local human resource professionals to find out exactly what qualities and abilities companies look for in prospective employees.  They can also learn about GRCC’s Pathways to Prosperity grant and if they qualify for some education and training funding.

The Workforce Training Open House will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at GRCC’s Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW.

GRCC Workforce Training programs offer individuals opportunities to upgrade their career with certifications in the growing fields of Healthcare, Sustainability, Advanced Manufacturing, Customer Service Skills, and Renewable Energy.

A recent GRCC event targeting workforce readiness – Manufacturing Career Day  – attracted more than 400 students and other individuals from the community interested in talking to area employers about job skills needed for employment.   

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. Training Solutions, a GRCC Workforce Development department, has 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.