Career Jump Start - November 11, 2014

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november 11, 2014

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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership - Fall 2015 applications

The new age of advanced manufacturing is here – in West Michigan.  If you think that manufacturing means working on an assembly line, pushing a button all day, wearing grubby clothes…you are wrong.  That’s old school. Manufacturing means making something – something useful and practical, and something you can be proud of.

GRCC has partnered with several West Michigan companies who are looking for you. Through this partnership, the companies are willing to pay for your education, plus pay you to work for them. If you like working with your hands, solving problems, communicating with others about technical issues, this opportunity is right for you.

All AMP students not only go to school full time, but also work a minimum of 20 hours a week at your sponsoring company.  You take home a paycheck, and get your college courses paid for as you earn an Associate Degree in either Tooling and Manufacturing or Industrial Maintenance at GRCC.  It takes dedication - but the benefits are plentiful!  And the payoff doesn't stop there.  You also have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Ferris State University.

Applications for Fall 2015 AMP can be submitted from December 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015.

Want to learn more about the AMP program at GRCC? check out this video!

Advanced Manufacturing Program

General Motors will be accepting outside applications for Skilled Trades Occupations

The Grand River Assembly Plant will accept applications beginning November 18th at 12:00 pm. The Lansing Delta Plant will accept applications beginning December 1st at 12:00 pm.  The first 250 applicants at each plant will be placed in the testing pool and will be notified of the testing orientation.  Please encourage candidates to apply as quickly as possible when the application time opens as they anticipate it filling up quickly. 

General Motors is looking for Apprentices in the following Skilled Trades:  Electrician, Millwright, Pipefitter, Tool Maker, Die Maker, and Machine Repair.  Flyers are attached to this email and provide specific instructions for each plant.  Applicants can apply at both plants and are encouraged to do so. Online Applications will only be accepted.  

Please note the following requirements:  Must be 18 years of age or older, Have a HS Diploma or GED, and be legally able to work in the United States. Applicants will undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol testing in addition to background checks.

Candidates should be prepared to complete Intermediate Algebra, Reading Compression, Blue print reading and situational questions when tested.  Applicants will be provided a prep website once they are notified of the testing orientation.  They are strongly encouraged to prepare ahead of time for the test.  

General Motors Apprenticeships

Graduate High School as a Registered Behavioral Technician

Registered Nurse

This is an great opportunity for anyone interested in a career working with special needs or autistic children. 

Baker College's Special Needs Paraprofessional/Behavior Technician Certificate program will prepare you to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and enter your chosen career field as soon as you graduate high school!

Program starts in January 2015.

North American International Auto Show High School Poster Contest

This contest provides a unique opportunity for students to become involved in our premier auto show, while gaining experience in creative competition. Students create automotive-themed posters that meet contest requirements. 

  • Must be a student in 10th through 12th grade at a high school in Michigan.
  • The contest is not open to Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) members, their families or family members of the judges.

Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline: 5 p.m. on November 22, 2014

For more information and contest guidelines, click here. 

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