Glen Oaks welcomes director of business outreach

Paul Alvars is the new director of business outreach and services at Glen Oaks Community College.

He began in the post June 15 and will be responsible for working with businesses to create training programs.

Aivars previously was a training manager at Kellogg Community College and worked as a senior organizational development professional at MPI Research in Mattawan. He also worked as the assistant director of training and development for 18 years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He has worked in business services in the region for more than 30 years.

He is native of Kalamazoo and has a bachelor’s in distributive education from Western Michigan University and a master’s in organizational management from Spring Arbor University.

Aivars is a member of the American Society for Quality and the American Training and Development Association.

He and his wife live in Portage and have two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf.

“With the upturn in the economy, the timing is right to work with our business partners to create customized training programs to meet their needs,” Alvars says.

Source: Glen Oaks Community College
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