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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Continuing Education / Workforce Training

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Grand Rapids Community College Workforce Training is preparing your workforce.

Our mission is to produce work ready students with the skills to meet the needs of local employers. We are the preferred talent provider for West Michigan.

Our success is due to the active partnerships we have cultivated and work with in our community. Businesses, community and government organizations, and educational collaborators help us meet you or your employee needs.

Our role

GRCC’s Workforce Training is a collection of services focused on improving the skills of your employees. Each year, GRCC’s Workforce Training touches the lives of nearly 17,000 individuals through these four areas.


Workforce Training is your partner in Assessment. We offer ACT WorkKeys® as well as WorkKeys® Talent and WorkKeys® Fit assessments for individuals. These assessments help individuals make training and career choices.

We provide the national technical assessments for the MSSC, PMMI and NIMS certifications. Our customized training staff can help companies with employee needs assessments, quality systems, lean implementation and up-skilling plans to help continue to evolve your workforce.

Continuing Education & Professional Development

Businesses throughout Michigan have used continuing education and professional development opportunities from Grand Rapids Community College for more than 25 years. 

From the early days of AutoCAD to today’s mechatronics and advanced manufacturing, to expanding healthcare programs and upgrading construction skills, GRCC responds with high quality training to ensure that you remain relevant.  We train over 3,000 professionals from more than 300 West Michigan companies every year. The partnerships we have cultivated in business, community and government organizations help us meet continuously changing training needs.

GRCC offers many online educational opportunities through a partnership with Ed2Go. While GRCC is accredited by the North Central Accreditation Association, courses offered and/or certifications in partnership with Cengage Learning are not authorized by GRCC to receive credit or financial aid.

Customized Corporate Training

GRCC Customized Corporate Training has a long history of supplying small, medium and large companies with the technical skills training needed to compete in a global market.

We provide training and consulting services in business, manufacturing, healthcare, leadership, lean/continuous improvement, metals, plastics, quality and more. We can help you reduce waste, increase productivity, and boost your employees’ skills. In addition to designing curriculum that achieves measurable outcomes, we deliver training that fits your schedule to meet the demands of your workforce.

Annually, GRCC’s Customized Corporate Training trains over 6,000 employees and serves more than 345 companies. Our ability to meet your requirements has been proven through our years of experience.  Take advantage of our valuable resources. From production and trades to business services - if you need to improve skills and processes, we can help.

Job Training

GRCC’s Job Training programs provide a quality learning experience for students pursuing job skills for employment, using year-round instruction with multiple starting dates with hands-on curriculum.  These non-term programs prepare an individual for a job immediately upon completion, with learning over 18 weeks for 34 hours a week.  When an individual is ready to continue their educational pathway, these programs are designed to articulate into GRCC’s associate degree programs.  All Job Training programs include national certifications and offer opportunities for students to earn multiple credentials demanded by local employers.

Web site: grcc.edu/workforcetraining

E-mail: workforcetraining@grcc.edu
Phone: (616) 234-3800

Mail: Workforce Training

Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

Since workshop topics are updated frequently, please visit our website at grcc.edu/workforcetraining or call us at (616) 234-3400.