By the year 2022, west Michigan’s health care industry will grow by 23 percent requiring an additional 55,000 jobs. That’s the projection from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Statistics. Area colleges and universities are positioned to help train health care professionals.
This week, Grand Rapids Community has been awarded millions of dollars through a federal grant supporting its health care programs. Grand Rapids Community College is receiving $6 million through the U.S. Labor Department's America's Promise grant competition. It is distributing $111 million nationwide.