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Here to Help: Scott Mattson helps students connect with in-demand skills leading to rewarding careers

January 7, 2022, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Always remember, at GRCC, you are surrounded by people who want you to be successful and are ready to walk with you on your educational pathway. We are here to help!

Meet Scott Mattson. Scott is GRCC's Job Training and Construction Trades Program Manager.

Scott works with an incredible team at the GRCC Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, helping students learn hands-on skills to start new careers in automotive; computers; construction electrical; machine tool and CNC; medical assistant; residential construction; and welding.

Scott enjoys helping people reach their goals, whatever that may be.

"There are so many opportunities in the skilled trades that don't often get shared and I love to share the life that can be earned on this path," he said. "I get to see individuals make life-changing decisions and how proud they are of themselves when they complete their program and begin working."

Scott received his bachelor's degree from Lake Superior State University. He worked in Lansing after graduating, and then in the Upper Peninsula to work in the hospitality industry.

He then returned to Lake Superior State University, this time as a staff member, serving as the men's and women's tennis coach and intramural activities director for four years.

He came to GRCC in 2000.

If you are interested in gaining career skills, connect with the M-TEC team via email at, by phone at (616) 234-3800. The M-TEC is located at 622 Godfrey Ave. SW in Grand Rapids.

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