GRCC receives federal grant for program to provide youth job skills instruction, counseling

June 4, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is among 20 colleges receiving a U.S Department of Labor Job Corps Scholars grant for $1.18 million to launch a career preparation program.

The grants that totaled nearly $24 million were awarded for a new national demonstration project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities, and individualized employment counseling.

The grant targets Job Corps-eligible youth ages 16 to 24. C.S. Mott Community College in Flint was the only other Michigan college to get funding.

GRCC will provide the services during a 12-month career technical training program, which will be followed by up to a year of employment counseling to help participants find good jobs.

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