Grand Rapids Community College and Holland's Energetx Composites are uniting efforts to train students in the making of composites by the introduction of an intense college four-week class starting March 8.
Two-thirds of the 80-hour intensive program will be hands-on lab training on the shop floor at Energetx, the first time school officials say GRCC has used a manufacturing facility as a classroom.
According to excerpts from the story:
Energetx, which expects to create 1,000 new jobs over several years, plans to hire 162 workers this year. Most will be from the pool of students who complete the GRCC program, said Steve Busch, Energetx's human resources director.
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