Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training

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College offers buyouts to faculty and staff

February 27, 2017
In response to declining enrollment, a local college is offering retirement buyouts to faculty and staff. Read More

Student boarders ride growth wave

In addition to original design-and-build aspect, Forest Hills’ Gone Boarding class expands to include marketing, digital media.

February 24, 2017
An action sports program at Forest Hills Public Schools has grown exponentially in two years and is attracting new professional partnerships. Read More

Literacy program cultivates ‘hidden talent’ in employees

Customized Workplace English classes aim to help employees with low literacy reach job security, advancement.

February 24, 2017
The Literacy Center of West Michigan realized 16 years ago that the workforce was full of employees with untapped leadership potential: those who struggle with literacy. Read More

Website helps students determine career

The Career Calculator, developed by a Grand Rapids-based firm, is in its first year of testing at school district in Kentucky.

February 24, 2017
Students in Kentucky are using software from a Grand Rapids developer to determine what career their future might hold. Read More

Project examines barriers for women of color

Kellogg Foundation fellows conclude year of qualitative study on race, gender and leadership.

February 24, 2017
Shannon Cohen and Pat Sosa VerDuin want women of color in the West Michigan business community to been seen and heard. Read More

College concentrates on cybersecurity

February 22, 2017
In response to the growing need for data security worldwide, a local college is stepping up its cybersecurity education. Read More

Are you STEM savvy? Should you be?

February 22, 2017
Take this short quiz and find out: Read More

Filmmaker signs distribution deal

February 21, 2017
A film shot and produced in Grand Rapids is now available to global audiences. Read More

What will you be making at age 34?

National report reveals students who went to four-year college are earning more at 34 than those who attended two-year college, for-profit college.

February 17, 2017
Lou Glazer said a common refrain he hears from employers, parents and politicians is high school graduates would make higher wages by pursuing two-year degrees or occupational certificates instead of a traditional four-year education. Read More

GR nonprofit adds psychoeducational assessment

Wedgwood Christian Services’ program helps children, teens struggling in school.

February 17, 2017
Children and teens facing challenges at school can turn to a new testing service for help understanding why and for recommendations to overcome their struggles. Read More