Job Training programs celebrate graduation

A Raider Buzz feature:

Nearly 100 students graduated Thursday from GRCC Job Training programs, gaining in-demand skills in seven fields.

Students completed 600 hours of training over 18 weeks to receive certificates in the Automotive TechnicianComputer Support TechnicianConstruction ElectricalIntroduction to ConstructionMachinist/CNC TechnicianResidential Construction and Welding/Fabrication Technician programs.

Students celebrated with family and friends Thursday during a ceremony at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC.

GRCC President Bill Pink congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments, and challenged them to focus on what they can do with their new credentials -- including continuing their education to reach new heights.

“You have proven you can start and finish the deal,” Pink told the graduates. “My challenge to you now: What is your ‘next'?”

Pink said he knows many of the students in the program overcame obstacles and worked around family and work responsibilities to be able to attend – and saluted those families and friends for the support they provided.

Graduating were:

  • Liam Acton.
  • Joseph Ambrose.
  • Derrick Anderson.
  • Jeffery Anderson.
  • Christian Ash.
  • Miguel Balderas.
  • Robert Barnes.
  • Cole Belmore.
  • Joseph Benda.
  • Jacob Berger.
  • Matthew Bock.
  • Ian Bridges.
  • Zachary Brinson.
  • Conner Broderick.
  • Ryan Michael Brown.
  • Randy Olan Bulliss.
  • Logan Burns.
  • Cullen Carlson.
  • Andrew Carpenter.
  • Manuel Cota.
  • Jonathan Couchenour.
  • Kevin Craft.
  • Michael Crane.
  • Mackenzie Delagarza.
  • Daniel Dewaha.
  • Chad DeYoung.
  • Riley Dubay.
  • Brian Fairbanks.
  • Brian Ferro.
  • Leonard Finley.
  • Jaime Frei.
  • Wayne Gallant.
  • Ricky Garner.
  • Branden Garry.
  • Sean Gibbons.
  • Michael Glegola.
  • Adam Gronsman.
  • Tavaries Hamilton.
  • Javon Harris.
  • Cameron Hathaway.
  • Malik Haywood.
  • Charles Holt.
  • Nicholas Hood.
  • Ryan Houseman.
  • Jase Huisken.
  • Jonathan Jansen.
  • Austin Johnson.
  • Annalise Johnston.
  • Leon King.
  • Eric Kosten.
  • Benjamin Lafleur.
  • Joshua Lang.
  • Caleb Lantinga.
  • James Lynema.
  • Austin Markward.
  • Carlos Martinez.
  • Isaac Martinez.
  • Paul Mason.
  • Andrew Merriweather.
  • Gonzalo Mora Calderon.
  • Brent Mundwiler.
  • Joseph L. Oros.
  • Nick Otteson.
  • Hayden Paavola.
  • Braden Petruska.
  • Ian Pope.
  • Jonathan Pratt.
  • Ronald Pratt.
  • Eugene Rantanen.
  • Turner Roberts.
  • Brieland Robertson.
  • Davion Rodriguez.
  • Fabian Rodriguez.
  • Michael Rogers.
  • Brendan Rozanski.
  • Hrang Sang.
  • Eric Saurbek.
  • Michael Sheler.
  • Jacob Spencer.
  • Nathan Stevens.
  • Luke Stevenson.
  • Connor Stump.
  • Michael Syrek.
  • Timothy Thomas.
  • Tony Tohey.
  • Faustino Tomas Pedro.
  • Dang Tran.
  • Canner Ve.
  • Fidel Vega III.
  • Valerie Wakam Kamsu.
  • Garrett Weaver.
  • Jason Wells.
  • Grant Whitmer.
  • Chad Wildman.
  • Brenden Wymer.
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