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Greater Michigan Construction Academy News

State Funding of Private Training Program for Skilled Trade OK’d

Midland, Michigan, August 2, 2017 – A recent decision by Michigan Department of Education that supports the collaboration of school districts with private training academies will help improve Michigan’s workforce education gap, says Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA). “We appreciate the MDE’s review of the academy’s funding in order to ensure

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Greater Michigan Construction Academy awards scholarships to local students

Midland, Michigan, June 2017 – Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) has awarded four scholarships to area students pursuing post-secondary skilled trades education and training. Each scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, books, and fees for the students first year of an available craft training program (2 semesters). Scholarship recipients will begin

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Greater Michigan Construction Academy Graduates 40 Students

Midland, Michigan, May 2017 – The Greater Michigan Construction Academy will honor forty (40) students who completed their training from six different construction trades including Electrical, Carpentry, Pipefitting, Instrumentation, Ironworking, and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.  GMCA will hold their Graduation Banquet for the 25 Midland facility graduates on, Thursday evening, May 18th.

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Student built Habitat Home move date CHANGED!

Midland,Michigan, April 2017 –  Due to scheduling conflicts the date for the move of the student built Habitat for Humanity house has been changed. The move will now take place on Wednesday, May 3rd. Laracey House Movers will move the house to its permanent location at 310 Sam Street, where

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Student built Habitat home to be moved to 310 Sam Street

Midland, Michigan, April 2017 –  Eight months ago two steel beams were placed on a cement pad outside the doors of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) located at 7730 W. Wackerly St. While this may not seem like a big deal to most, it was a huge mile stone for

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Local Students compete at National Construction Competition

MIDLAND, Michigan, March 2017 – Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) announces two of their students competed at the ABC National Craft Competition that took place March 1-3 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Eric Biskner, a pipefitter at Three Rivers Corporation, Midland, MI, competed against other pipefitters from around the country and Michael

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Greater Michigan Construction Academy to Hold Open House

Lansing, Michigan, February 2017 On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) will be hosting an open house for area students and residents to learn more about the skilled trades training opportunities they offer. The event will take place from 6-7:30pm at the facility located at 1501 Rensen Street.

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Collaboration brings skilled trades training to Saginaw region

Midland, Michigan, January 2017 A new joint venture between the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) and the Saginaw Home Builders Association will begin in February, providing interested individuals training in General Building & Construction. The training will take place at the GMCA facility located within Mackinaw High School (2775 Shattuck

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Local Construction Trade students to compete at National Competition.

Midland, Michigan, December 2016 – Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is pleased to announce the winners of their Local Craft Championship. Competitors in the championship were required to complete a one hour written exam and a three hour, hands-on project performance test. The competitors were judged in areas critical to the

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Skilled Trades training has benefited me by opening up opportunities at different companies that wouldn’t even take a second look if I hadn’t had a formal, post-secondary education. It gives me a leg up on anyone who just has a high school diploma.
Adam Emery, Pipefitter & Millwright, GMCA Alumni

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