Workforce Training

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It costs about six times more to hire a new employee than it does to retrain and retain an existing one.*

*Source: "From Careers to Experiences, 2018 Global Human Capital Trends," Deloitte Insights.

We're providing in-demand skills for rewarding careers

Last year, our Workforce Training program touched the lives of more than 17,000 people through our non-credit educational offerings. We worked with 424 different companies to provide a variety of training, including:

You can take advantage of the many learning opportunities we offer. Take some time, 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 a GRCC Job Developer

Let John James, our Job Developer, 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! 

"We work with individuals for a minimum of four months. Mr. James has firsthand knowledge about an applicant’s work ethic and technical skills."

John James, GRCC Job Developer
(616) 234-3167


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