High School Programs

Skilled Trades High School Programs Lansing MI, Midland MI, Saginaw MI

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy currently offers programs to high school junior and senior students in the Saginaw, Lansing, Bay, New Lothrop, and Midland County school districts. The programs offered vary by school district.

  • Students will receive a nationally recognized credential upon the completion of the 2-year program.
  • Classes will take place at the GMCA Midland Training Center from 7:40 am – 9:40 am. The 2024-2025 school year offers Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Welding, and Plumbing.
  • Classes will take place at the GMCA Lansing Training Center from 7:20 am – 9:20 am. The 2024-2025 school year offers the Electrical trade. 
  • Classes will take place at New Lothrop High School.  The 2024-2025 school year offers the Electrical trade.
  • Class offerings are based on student interest and a minimum number of students enrolled in each trade. 
  • Homeschoolers are welcome.

Contact your school counselor for details and transportation info.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 – 2025 High School Work-Based Learning Program.

    I will be a junior or senior in the 2024 – 2025 school year.

    I will be 16 years old or older during the 2024 – 2025 school year.

    I have notified and am working with my high school counselor.

    I have interest in starting a career in the construction trades.

    I have desire and willingness to learn.


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    Placement Assistance:

    Job placement assistance is available up on request. Student must provide resume. Placement is not guaranteed.


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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

    Primary Communities Served

    Bay City



    Oil City

    Saginaw Twp.

    St. Charles
    University Center