Midland, Michigan, December 2016 – 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 one hour written exam and a three hour, hands-on 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 2016 Craft Championship Competition took place on December 9th at the GMCA Midland Training Facility. Five 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 will now be
among the many from around the country to showcase their talent at the National Level.” Said Stephanie Davis, Greater Michigan Construction Academy, Vice
President.

The winners were:

Eric Biskner – Three Rivers Corporation, Pipefitting trade
Michael Gohm – Valley Electrical Contractors, Electrical trade

We congratulate both students for qualifying to participate in the National Competition being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March.

The Craft Championship Competition is sponsored by ABC Greater Michigan Chapter and its membership. Students that qualify for the ABC National Competition
will join the nearly 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 over 20 national medal winners within the last 15 years.

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

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GMCA’s mission is to Educate thru collaboration of the construction industry, their employees, and communities. GMCA strives to develop professional workplace competencies and skills while promoting the construction industry as a career choice. For more information contact us at 989.832.8879 or sdavis@gmca.edu