GRCC Supports The Medical Mile by Offering Continuing Education Options to Healthcare Professionals

In today’s healthcare arena, it is critical for professionals to continue updating and upgrading their skills. Grand Rapids Community College’s Workforce Training helps keep healthcare professionals current by offering a series of workshops on the most relevant issues.

The spring series, which begins March 7, includes these sessions:

  • The Impact of Cultural Awareness on Ethical Treatment
  • Effective Response to Elderly Abuse
  • Guardianship
  • Building Relationships with Spanish Speaking Patients

“Workforce Training works closely with area professionals to find out where knowledge gaps exist,” says Linda Witte, Program Manager for GRCC, “Spring is the time many health professionals look for ways to increase their skill sets as they renew their professional licenses.”

“This is another way GRCC works to fulfill the needs of individuals and organizations in our community, and to play a role in the continued advancement of quality health care education for our region,” says Julie Parks, the college’s director of Workforce Training.  “It’s fundamental to our mission to offer a variety of learning formats and this is one way we can help individuals maintain or build on their credentials.”

The workshops are 2-3 hours in length and are offered in the evenings to make it convenient for working professionals.  These workshops have been approved for Continuing Education Unit's for Social Workers, Nurses, Radiographers and Dental professionals.  Visit or call 234-3400 to register or for more information.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Workforce Training provides continuing education, professional development and customized training throughout the United States.

GRCC is the premier provider of training for West Michigan employers, employees, and future workers. In 2010, GRCC’s Workforce Training trained over 9,000 people. Training areas include, but are not limited to: Alternative Energy, Business and Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Innovation, Manufacturing, and Sustainable Construction.