Introducing our NEW STAFF

We are filled with gratitude with the growth of our Workforce Development team. Please join us in welcoming Mark Frens and Michael Fravel to Steepletown! Mark is our second WIOA Case Manager, connecting out-of-school young adults  to academic and training resources. After another recent grant award to support the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Apprenticeship, Michael serves […]

One Workforce Project

Steepletown has partnered with Grand Rapids Community College to implement their OneWorkforce Project.  The One Workforce Project connects those who are interested in the field ofAdvanced Manufacturing to credential-based training programs at no cost to them. Participantswill receive in-demand education and training in one of GRCC’s many skill-based programs togain the credentials required to enter […]

Tenacity and Perseverance

Two words to describe Shametris Cotton-tenacity and perseverance. Shametris Cotton is a 27year old single mother who works in environmental services at Spectrum Health while pursuingmedical assistant training at Ross Medical so that she will better be able to provide for her twoyoung children. Shametris largely thanks Steepletown’s WIOA programs for helping her to get […]

Lifelong Learners

Roopa made her debut at Kitchen Sage in April of 2021, just as Kitchen Sage was moving to its new location over at 4000 Remembrance Road NW.   At that time Roopa and Chef Karen were both volunteering over at the Green Apple Pantry where Roopa’s interest in volunteering over at Kitchen Sage grew more […]