Higher Education

Colleges, universities, technical schools and training


Apprenticeship program aims to create health care careers

First class of medical assistants will begin at GRCC in January.

November 27, 2015
A new apprenticeship program that will be offered by a trio of community colleges in West Michigan beginning in January is aimed at creating careers in the health care field. Read More

New report touts region’s generosity

November 27, 2015
A new study indicates Kent County is one of the most generous counties in the state. Read More

MSU 'tops off' downtown research center

November 26, 2015
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine recently held a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its six-story research center downtown and shared data on the project. Read More

West Michigan colleges open doors for international students

November 26, 2015
A report says there are thousands of international students on West Michigan college campuses — contributing to a top-10 ranking for the state — and several colleges' study-abroad programs are among the nation's most active. Read More

GRPS produces Turkey Trot downtown

November 23, 2015
It’s looking like one of the biggest Thanksgivings ever for the Turkey Trot 5K downtown. Read More

Local wages way below average

Michigan Future report emphasizes a transition toward a knowledge-based economy.

November 20, 2015
In the report Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy 2007-2014, Michigan Future Inc. explores why the state has become a low-prosperity state and the economic challenges the state — and Grand Rapids and Detroit — must overcome to move toward high prosperity and generating a broad middle class. Read More

Inside Track: Caldwell makes transition from photography to philanthropy

Johnson Center’s executive director has global aspirations, but a community focus.

November 20, 2015
While at Lansing Community College in the 1980s, Kyle Caldwell spent a week riding with midnight ambulance shifts. Read More

Economists offer tempered enthusiasm for 2016

Experts from faith-based schools preach caution, lowered expectations.

November 20, 2015
If there was excitement about the economic forecast for 2016, it was tempered inside the Gainey Conference Center at Cornerstone University last week. Read More

GVSU generating problem-solvers

The school’s Design Thinking Initiative reaches across all academic disciplines.

November 13, 2015
Grand Valley State University’s Design Thinking Initiative provides opportunities to gain an understanding of the collaborative, interdisciplinary and integrative problem-solving approach. Read More

University builds $15.5M home for business college

November 12, 2015
A university has broken ground on a roughly $15.5-million facility in the area for its business college. Read More