Workforce Training

A student on a ladder working on siding.

West Michigan's best choice for training in the skilled trades.

GRCC Workforce Training is your first responder in skills development in West Michigan. This is where  
we research and test our new training. We launched more than 10 pilot training programs, including Blackjack Dealer Academy in partnership with Gun Lake Casino, CDL Class A training, and Welding Bootcamp. We also piloted several of our programs specifically for English language learners – CNA, Industrial Sewing  and Construction Builders Pre-Licensure.

We're providing in-demand skills training for rewarding careers

Last year, GRCC's Workforce Training program, housed in the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, touched the lives of more than 18,600 people through our non-credit educational offerings. We worked with 437 different companies to provide a variety of training, including:

You can take advantage of the many learning opportunities we offer. Take some time, check out our catalog and current course schedule, take the virtual tour, and let us know how we can help you achieve your goals.

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Employers, where do you find your skilled workforce?

Our graduates: 

  • Are trained and motivated to work.
  • Have proven technical and employability skills.
  • Want to work for you!

Call one of our GRCC Job Developers!

Let one of our experienced Job Developers know what jobs you need filled now.

We have qualified skilled workers, with a minimum of 18 weeks of training (at 34 hours per week) ready to work today! 

Our staff works with individuals for a minimum of four months. This gives our Job Developers firsthand knowledge about an applicant’s work ethic and technical skills.

John James, GRCC Job Developer

(616) 234-3167

C. DennisTriggs, GRCC Job Developer

(616) 234-3060 

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