Construction is a powerful career choice, not just a job.

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The Greater Michigan Construction Academy Programs Include:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC Technician
  • Instrumentation
  • Insulation
  • Ironworking
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Masonry
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Welding

Why Choose GMCA? 

We don’t just hire any instructor. GMCA instructors have years of experience in their field of training. Some have over 25 years in practicing their trade and occupation…

We think it’s important to practice what you’re learning. That’s why we incorporate hands-on training into all our programs.

Assessment testing can be used to evaluate journey-level knowledge and skills of experienced craft professionals, pre–and-post-employment purposes, and to provide a training prescription for a craft worker.

GMCA Craft Training is certified by NCCER. If a student leaves the area, the education is transferable, portable, and recognized throughout the nation.

Employers hire GMCA trained employees because they recognize the quality of training we provide.

NCCER: NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 education foundation established by the nation’s leading construction companies. NCCER was created to provide the industry with standardized construction education materials, the ContrenTM Learning Series, and a system for tracking and recognizing students’ training accomplishments. NCCER’s National Registry. NCCER also offers accreditation, instructor certification, and skills assessments.Since its inception, NCCER has been committed to developing and maintaining a training process that is internationally recognized, standardized, portable, and competency-based. AWS: The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today.

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"My skilled trades training benefited me because I can do more things on my own house and for others. I am proud of learning how the codebook works and building PLCs projects. My biggest challenge at work is learning while making mistakes. The career advice I wish I had when I began is to get enough rest and learn as much as possible."
Andrew Erkfritz

Our Mission

To develop a highly skilled and safe workforce and to promote construction trades as a career choice.

Primary Communities Served

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Saginaw Twp.

St. Charles
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