Construction is a powerful career choice, not just a job.

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The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) was founded in 1975 to provide individuals with valuable education in the construction industry from an accredited building trade school. The Greater Michigan Construction Academy facilitates opportunities for career growth in the construction industry through continuing education programs targeting craft workers, foremen, supervisors, project managers, superintendents and company management. Providing such programs is important to the construction industry to achieve knowledgeable employees and a safe work environment.

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy Programs Include:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC Technician
  • Instrumentation
  • Insulation
  • Ironworking
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Welding

Why Choose GMCA? 

We don’t just hire any instructor. GMCA instructors have years of experience in their field of training. Some have over 25 years in practicing their trade and occupation…

We think it’s important to practice what you’re learning. That’s why we incorporate hands-on training into all our programs.

Assessment testing can be used to evaluate journey-level knowledge and skills of experienced craft professionals, pre–and-post-employment purposes, and to provide a training prescription for a craft worker.

GMCA Craft Training is certified by NCCER. If a student leaves the area, the education is transferable, portable, and recognized throughout the nation.

Employers hire GMCA trained employees because they recognize the quality of training we provide.

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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, Three Rivers Corporation

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Our Mission

To develop a highly skilled and safe workforce and to promote construction trades as a career choice.

Primary Communities Served

Auburn
Bay City
Carrollton
Chesaning
Coleman

Edenville
Essexville
Frankenmuth
Freeland

Hemlock
Kawkawlin
Lansing
Linwood

Merrill
Midland
Millington
Oil City

Richville
Saginaw
Saginaw Twp.
Shields

St. Charles
University Center
Vassar
Zilwaukee