Local Construction Trade students to compete at National Competition.

Midland,Michigan, December 2018 – 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 written exam and a three-hour project performance test.

The competitors were judged in areas critical to the success of any construction trade project: safety, quality of workmanship; layout of project, use of materials, assembly of components,sequence of project, ability to follow instructions, ability to complete in a timely manner, and accuracy. The 2018 Craft Championship Competition took place the week of December 3rd at the GMCA Midland Training Facility. Four students competed in two craft areas. The competing students are close to completing their four-year apprenticeship through the Greater Michigan Construction Academy and are working skilled tradesman locally.

“We are very proud to announce that not only do we showcase the best and brightest skilled professionals during our local craft competition, but they are now among the many who will showcase their talent at the National Level.” Said Stephanie Davis, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at the Greater Michigan Construction Academy.

The winners were:

Colin Dole – Pipefitting – Three Rivers Corporation

Jacob Zazo – Electrical – A & B Electrical

We congratulate both Colin and Jacob for qualifying to participate in the National Competition being held in Long Beach,California the end of March 2019.

The Craft Championship Competition is sponsored by ABC Greater Michigan Chapter and its membership. Students that qualify for the ABC National Competition will join over 1,500 men and women who have competed in one of the construction industries most recognized and respected craft skills events. ABC Greater Michigan is proud to have produced more than 20 national medal winners within the last 15 years.

For more information on the National Craft Championships visit  www.nationalcraftchampionships.com