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School of Workforce Training

The School of Workforce Training is always innovating to serve the needs of the community. We provide individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's competitive job market.

Whether you're looking to start a new career, enhance your skills or simply explore new opportunities, we offer a wide range of short-term training options, 18-22 week job training programs and customized trainings to meet your needs.

Manufacturing student works in machine lab.

Training options to fit your needs

  • Short Term Workforce Training:  We offer short-term continuing education or professional development trainings to provide you with the skills and knowledge you or your employees need to succeed in today's competitive job market.
  • 18-22 Week Job Training:  Are you looking to enter into a new career but need training quickly?  We can help with our non-credit offerings. Check out our Job Training programs and courses.
  • Customized Training for Business and Industry: We'll work with you to identify and explore your company’s needs, and design a program to meet your objectives.
  • Apprenticeships: Interested in on-the-job training or creating an apprenticeship for your company? 
  • Pilot a New Program: Is your company interested in developing a new training program specifically for your industry and want to test it out? We can do that!

Contact Info

Leslie E. Tassell MTEC, 622 Godfrey SW Grand Rapids MI 49503

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

We're here to help! Contact us

Call us at (616) 234-3800 to set up an appointment, request additional information or set up a tour.

Future students

students in the advising lounge

Workforce programs, training, certificates and degrees

Whether you would like to continue your education, become certified in your field or get the training you need to be an expert in your industry, we have plenty of options within each of our programs.
GRCC job training student working on CNC machine

Apply today

Start a new career, enhance your existing skills or simply explore new opportunities.

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Faculty & Staff


John VanElst

John VanElst

Associate Dean/Director Workforce Training and Tassell MTEC
(616) 234-3806

Professional Support Staff


Lorena Aguayo Marquez

Lorena Aguayo Marquez

Strengthening Community Colleges Program Manager
(616) 234-2542
Elleena Chrzan

Elleena Chrzan

Continuing Ed/Professional Development & Workforce Training
(616) 234-3382
Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

MTEC Building manager/Operations Support
(616) 234-3808
Monica Hudson

Monica Hudson

Educational Training Specialist - One Workforce Manufacturing Grant
Scott Mattson

Scott Mattson

Job Training & Construction Trade Apprenticeship Manager
Jessica Pierce

Jessica Pierce

Non-degree Health Programs Manager/Developer & Director Medical Assistant Program
Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Continuing Ed/Professional Development & Workforce Training
(616) 234-3176

Debra Stout

Administrative Support Profession to the Exec Director & Electrical Apprenticeship Program
(616) 234-3009