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GRCC receives $5 million grant from Labor Department to help enhance healthcare workforce

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 08:22:41-05

GRAND RAPIDS — The U.S. Labor Department has granted Grand Rapids Community College $5 million in funding to help enhance local healthcare programs.

GRCC says they are one of 11 nationwide college to receive funds. They say apart of the US Labor Department's Strengthening Community Colleges Program. GRCC was also one of four schools to receive $5 million,

“We are proud to be part of an area-wide effort to help our region recover from the pandemic, and provide residents with new skills that can get them started in a growing field that is especially important in West Michigan,” GRCC President Bill Pink said. “We are grateful that the Department of Labor is supporting this work.”

The school says they will partner with Michigan Works! and other Michigan community colleges to develop programs in the healthcare field.

“Our strong partnerships with west Michigan employers and our community college partners will allow for expansion of apprenticeships in healthcare and allow us to innovate how we deliver healthcare education,” said Julie Parks, GRCC’s executive director for Workforce Training. “Employer partners and meeting the diverse needs of our population will guide our work.”

To learn more about GRCC and what they offer click here.