WORKFORCE READINESS

AHRM is happy to provide you with this list of resources that you can use to assist your employee acquisition and development process in a variety of ways. These academic and nonacademic institutions can help you find, recruit and develop skilled workers for your organization.
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Academic Resources 

The academic resources listed below provide a wide range of services including: career fairs, employment consulting, employee training, internships, job shadowing, student placement, recruiting and employee screening. Most of the colleges work with “Handshake” to facilitate student placement as well as coordinate with other agencies such as Hello West Michigan.

Click the name of each organization / resource to be directed to their website.


Aquinas College - Career Services

AnnMarie Post

Ph. 616-632-2904
postann@aquinas.edu

 

Calvin College - Career Center

Career Center

Ph. 616-526-6485
career@calvin.edu

 

Cornerstone University - Career Center

Career Center    

Ph. 616-222-1433             
career@cornerstone.edu

 

Davenport University - Career Services 

Lesa Bergsma    

Ph. 616-233-2581             
lbergsma@davenport.edu          

 

Grand Rapids Community College – Workforce Development   

Amy Bennett                    
Ph. 616-234-3744             
abennett@grcc.edu

 

Grand Valley State University – Career Center   

Susan Proctor   

Ph. 616-331-6708             
proctors@gvsu.edu

 

Kent ISD - Kent Career Tech Center        

Denise Washington        
Ph. 616-365-2308             
Denisewashington@kentisd.org

 

Western Michigan University – Career and Student Employment Services                

Ph. 269-387-2745

 

Handshake         - Job postings on college / university job boards for current students and alumni

Nonacademic and Not for profit Resources

The organizations below specialize in a variety of workforce development services including: talent acquisition, recruiting, career change, employment training and employment services for disabled and disadvantaged individuals. Many of these organizations also provide employers with a great opportunity to volunteer or partner to assist in providing these services.

Click the name of each organization / resource to be directed to their website

Bethany Christian Services – Refugee and Immigrant employment          

Ph. 616-224-7550             

 

Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF) of Kent CountyWorkforce Development                

Ph. 616-752-7550  

 

Goodwill – Workforce Development, Training  

Ph. 616-532-4200 ext. 1274

 

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) – Assisting women entrepreneurs 

Ph. 616-458-3404 

 

Grand Rapids Urban League – Workforce Development 

Ph. 616-245-2207 

 

Hello West Michigan – Relocation, Employment               

Ph. 616-818-9080

 

Hope Network of West Michigan – Employment , Workforce Development                

Ph. 616-301-8000 

 

Jubilee Jobs – Employment, Workforce Development   

Ph. 616-774-9944

 

Michigan Rehabilitation Services      Ph. 517-373-3740 

 

Network 180 – Employment, Workforce Development  

Ph. 616-336-3765

 

Next Step of West Michigan – Training, Employment assistance for individuals returning from prison or rehab                

Ph. 616-243-4477

 

West Michigan Works – Employment, Workforce Development, Employer Recruiting Services               

Ph. 616-336-4460

 

Women’s Resource Center – Employment and Training                 Ph. 616-458-5443

Association for Human Resources Management

Email: Membership@AHRM.net
PO Box 2064
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

The Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM) is a professional organization to fulfill needs of human resources professionals in the Greater Grand Rapids area and an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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