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 their classes in the 2017 fall semester beginning in August.

Students awarded were:

  • Andrew Simpson, Freeland High School – awarded the Eric Kozakiewicz Memorial Scholarship.
    Andrew plans to study HVAC at GMCA in the fall.
  • Eric Masley, Alma High School – awarded the Daniel Babcock Scholarship.
    Eric plans to study Electrical at GMCA in the fall.
  • Kole Kehr, Beaverton High School – awarded the GMCA Scholarship (sponsored by Chemical Bank),
    Kole plans to study Electrical in the fall.
  • Zeth Caudill, Springport High School – awarded the GMCA Lansing Scholarship.
    Zeth plans to study Electrical in the fall.

At the GMCA Graduation Celebration held on May 18th, Dan Kozakiewicz, President of Three Rivers Corporation announced a generous contribution on behalf of the Kozakiewicz family to the scholarship fund in the amount of $30,000.  These funds will be used to support skilled trades training expenses for students at GMCA.

GMCA has been teaching skilled trades for over 20 years with over 300 students currently enrolled in the Academy.

GMCA is an accredited member of NCCER as well as a licensed Michigan Proprietary School and provides training that is approved by the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (DOL/OA). GMCA is also the first vocational school of its kind to go through the process and receive ACCET accreditation.

As a result, each student is entered into a national teaching program that can be easily transferred among accredited sponsors and throughout the industry.

For more information and class descriptions, fees, and registration contact GMCA at (989) 832-8879. Email Director of Education, Bridget Sadenwater at or you can visit our web site at


The Greater Michigan Construction Academy’s mission is to educate thru collaboration of the construction industry, their employees, and our communities.  GMCA strives to develop professional workplace competencies and skills while promoting the industry as a career choice.