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Greater Michigan Construction Academy News

DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY PARTNERS TO PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2017 – Davenport University and the Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC-GMC) have recently partnered to provide professional development opportunities and enhanced pathways to education for ABC-GMC members, their dependents, and students of ABC-GMC’s Greater Michigan Construction Academy. The partnership provides a number

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$20,000 Grant Awarded by MCUF and Team One Credit Union

Team One Credit Union and the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) proudly presented a combined $20,000 grant to the Greater Michigan Construction Academy to train students for careers in the high demand field of skilled trades.   This Community Reinvestment grant provides funds for training of high school juniors and seniors

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MCUF and Team One Announce Community Reinvestment Grant Award

    September 14, 2017 Team One Credit Union and Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) are proud to announce a combined $20,000 grant awarded to area students to attend training towards skilled trades certification. In a partnership with Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA), students in Genesee and Tuscola counties will

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Construction trades camp held for area students

Midland, Michigan, August 2017 – For the fourth year in a row the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) along with the Midland County Educational Service Agency (ESA) conducted a construction trades camp for area middle and high school students. Two groups of students came to the GMCA Midland training facility where

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State Funding of Private Training Program for Skilled Trade OK’d

Midland, Michigan, August 2, 2017 – A recent decision by Michigan Department of Education that supports the collaboration of school districts with private training academies will help improve Michigan’s workforce education gap, says Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA). “We appreciate the MDE’s review of the academy’s funding in order to ensure

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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

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Greater Michigan Construction Academy Graduates 40 Students

Midland, Michigan, May 2017 – The Greater Michigan Construction Academy will honor forty (40) students who completed their training from six different construction trades including Electrical, Carpentry, Pipefitting, Instrumentation, Ironworking, and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.  GMCA will hold their Graduation Banquet for the 25 Midland facility graduates on, Thursday evening, May 18th.

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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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