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.

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.

Aquinas College - Career Services
https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/student-resources/career-services/contact-career-services

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

Calvin College - Career Center
https://calvin.edu/offices-services/career-center/employers/

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

Cornerstone University - Career Center
https://www.cornerstone.edu/academics/undergrad/career-life-calling/employer-information/

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

Davenport University - Career Services
https://www.davenport.edu/career-services/employers

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

Grand Rapids Community College – Workforce Development   
http://www.grcc.edu/schoolofworkforcedevelopment

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

Grand Valley State University – Career Center  
http://www.gvsu.edu/careers/employers-recruit-at-gvsu-64.htm

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

Kent ISD - Kent Career Tech Center        
http://www.thetechcenter.org/aboutkctc/

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

Western Michigan University – Career and Student Employment Services               
http://www.wmich.edu/career/employers

Ph. 269-387-2745

Handshake        
https://app.joinhandshake.com/login

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.

Bethany Christian Services – Refugee and Immigrant employment         
https://www.bethany.org/grand-rapids

Ph. 616-224-7550             

Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF) of Kent CountyWorkforce Development               
http://entfkent.org/subcommittees/economic-and-workforce-development/

Ph. 616-752-7550  

Goodwill – Workforce Development, Training  
https://www.goodwillgr.org/about-goodwill/business-partners/

Ph. 616-532-4200 ext. 1274

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) – Assisting women entrepreneurs -
http://www.growbusiness.org/support-entrepreneurship/volunteer/

Ph. 616-458-3404 

Grand Rapids Urban League – Workforce Development
http://www.grurbanleague.org/employment

Ph. 616-245-2207 

Hello West Michigan – Relocation, Employment              
http://hellowestmichigan.com/work-here/

Ph. 616-818-9080

Hope Network of West Michigan – Employment , Workforce Development               
https://hopenetwork.org/services/support-services/workforce-development/

Ph. 616-301-8000 

Jubilee Jobs – Employment, Workforce Development   
http://jubileejobsgr.org/what/#employment

Ph. 616-774-9944

Michigan Rehabilitation Services                            
www.michigan.gov/mrs

Ph. 517-373-3740 

Network 180 – Employment, Workforce Development 
http://www.network180.org/en/

Ph. 616-336-3765

Next Step of West Michigan – Training, Employment assistance for individuals returning from prison or rehab               
http://www.nextstep-wm.org/help_hire.php

Ph. 616-243-4477

West Michigan Works – Employment, Workforce Development, Employer Recruiting Services               
http://www.westmiworks.org/information-for-employers

Ph. 616-336-4460

Women’s Resource Center – Employment and Training                
http://www.grwrc.org/Employers.aspx

Ph. 616-458-5443

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