GMCA is awarded grant from the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and MiSTEM – East Central Michigan Region
April 9, 2020 – The staff and board of directors of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) are pleased to announce it has received a $3,798.00 mini-grant from the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and MiSTEM – East Central Michigan Region to bring Power Up: It’s a mother-daughter thing! to the Great Lakes Bay Region in 2020.
Power Up’s mission is to EDUCATE young women on careers in the construction industry; ENGAGE girls with women and employers in the construction industry; and, encourage young women to EXPLORE the construction industry through hands-on activities and learn more about the educational resources. Power Up uses innovative solutions to create partnerships at all levels, and works diligently at removing barriers that have prohibited the development of a diversified and strong workforce for the construction industry.
“GMCA is so excited to be bringing the Power UP event to young girls and their moms/guardians. This will be the first event of its kind in our region. This event will educate and engage young girls and allow them to explore the construction industry through hands-on activities,” said Stephanie Davis, president of GMCA, about bringing the event to Midland.
Female students in grades 6th-12th and their parent/guardian will spend the evening participating in hands-on activities, hearing from dynamic speakers and exploring career opportunities in the construction industry. The event date will be announced later this summer.
The Greater Michigan Construction Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization, a nationally certified training program using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum making the training portable nationwide for students completing modules. The curriculum is recognized by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. GMCA’s Mission is to train and develop a highly skilled, safe workforce and promote construction trades as a career choice.