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Displaying items tagged: talent

Sunday, 28 May 2017 15:45

From Harvard dropout to tech exec: GR native develops fitness device for NBA, NFL players

Giving up a Harvard University education to help develop a high-tech wearable device for elite athletes might sound crazy to some.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:47

GVSU partners with Answer Health on Demand to train students in telemedicine

GRAND RAPIDS — Care providers seeing patients through telemedicine visits need to develop what Barry Brown call a “web-side manner.”

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:30

New program to help Latinos start businesses in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing concerns over widespread inequality, economic development stakeholders want to improve their outreach to the growing Latino population in the greater Grand Rapids area.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:29

New Lake Michigan College president seeks strong ties to business community

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College’s new president starts next month with an initial goal to become well connected with the local business community.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:27

GVSU enhances cybersecurity training for graduate students

Citing increasing public awareness resulting from high-profile incidents, Grand Valley State University plans to place greater emphasis on cybersecurity training.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

WMU innovation institute bolsters product design talent pool

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University will launch a new product design institute to create a hub of designers in Southwest Michigan and supply local companies with talent.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

University officials, students keeping close eye on immigration ban developments

As President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries continues to play out in the courts, university administrators and international students in West Michigan say they’re keeping vigilant.

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Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:59

Expanding biomedical engineering programs could boost state’s life sciences industry

As Michigan life sciences companies grow and seek to commercialize their innovations, the firms often face key constraints when it comes to access to capital in the state. 

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Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:56

GVSU, Cornerstone plan engineering curriculum partnership

GRAND RAPIDS — Given the demand for more engineers in West Michigan, two local universities hope to be the institutions that can step up and fill that need.

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Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:49

‘Collaborative enterprise’ New engineers need soft skills, business acumen to succeed, execs say

For today’s engineering graduates, technical expertise remains paramount, but companies are asking more of their young workers, especially when it comes to so-called soft skills and the basics of business. 

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Sunday, 18 September 2016 17:14

Nonprofits rely on passion, purpose to build tight-knit teams

With more limited resources compared to for-profit businesses but an equal need for talent, nonprofits must turn to other incentives for attracting and retaining qualified, passionate people.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016 16:38

Slow and steady: Most employers budget for moderate pay raises for 2017

Employers plan to stick with moderate pay raises for workers next year and at the same time put more emphasis on one-time payouts and merit bonuses.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016 13:28

West Michigan employers brace for new OT regs

Anew ruling aimed at giving more salaried workers access to overtime pay may have negative consequences for West Michigan companies and could ultimately end up hurting workers, despite the best of intentions. 

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:40

Former Lake Michigan College president sues for breach of contract

BENTON HARBOR — The former president of Lake Michigan College claims she got fired last spring after just four months on the job because she found through an internal assessment that the school lacked compliance with federal rules for student aid.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:39

WMU med school hits milestones toward full accreditation

KALAMAZOO — Achieving two key accreditation milestones this summer shows that the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University is meeting expectations.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:31

Colleges leverage apprenticeship model for medical careers

Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas. 

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:29

New MSU curriculum gets med students in front of patients early on

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine wants to get medical students into the real world much sooner with the launch next month of an entirely new curriculum. 

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:24

Biomedical programs breathe new life into Michigan downtowns

The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:55

Ferris State focuses on specialized industrial programs

BIG RAPIDS — Manufacturers often find themselves at an impasse when it comes to sourcing qualified welding talent. 

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:51

Bronson Healthy Living Campus at KVCC spans culinary, medical programs

The $46.1 million Bronson Healthy Living Campus sprung from a need to create more room for Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s health programs.

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:48

GVSU considers new ways to foster entrepreneurial growth

GRAND RAPIDS — The formation of a new support system to foster entrepreneurship in West Michigan severs what had been a direct link between higher education and the venture capital community. 

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:33

Liberal arts schools respond to marketplace with entrepreneurial programs

The number of entrepreneur-themed programs developed for non-business students continues to grow across West Michigan liberal arts schools.

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 23:31

EDUCATED BET: Davenport University pursues expansion despite 33-percent enrollment decrease

Despite losing one-third of its student body since 2012, Davenport University has embarked on a wave of spending, including expanded facilities, new dormitories and the addition of a football team this fall.

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 21:56

Michigan’s $37.1 billion insurance sector could draw more industry players to state

statewide analysis of the insurance industry’s $37.1 billion economic impact provides a basis to lure more players to Michigan, as well as highlights the need for training new talent to replace an aging workforce.

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 21:55

West Michigan B-schools adapt MBA programs to changing needs of students

For years, the MBA has been the advanced degree of choice for many executives in West Michigan and beyond, particularly as they look to climb the corporate ladder.  But the times and the needs of students have been changing in recent years. 

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 21:20

Educators offer insights to engaging the next generation of workers

With the arrival of a new generation of workers comes a new set of personal and cultural values that employers must adapt to as they try to attract and retain the top talent. 

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 21:08

Customized programs forge ties between corporations, schools

As West Michigan businesses have identified a need for increased professional development and management training in the workplace, many of them have strengthened their ties to local colleges and universities.

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Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:51

State research universities lead peers in talent generation, lag in commercializing ideas

If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.

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