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Collaboration brings skilled trades training to Saginaw region

A new joint venture between the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) and the Saginaw Home Builders Association will begin in February, providing interested individuals training in General Building & Construction.
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Local Construction Trade students to compete at National Competition.

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.
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Celebrating Careers in Construction Month

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Michigan Chapter thanks Gov. Rick Snyder for recognizing October as Careers in Construction Month in Michigan. Construction has provided fulfilling, family supporting careers for American workers for generations. 
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Collaboration brings skilled trades training for area homeless

On July 26, 2016, a program was launched in the Greater Lansing area that will be making a difference in the lives of many area residents. The B.O.P. Program (Building Opportunities for People) was created in collaboration with local electrical company Consolidated Electrical Contractors, The Greater Michigan Construction Academy and the Ingham County organization Homeless Angels. The purpose of the B.O.P. Program is to provide an opportunity for the homeless community of Greater Lansing to build their skill set in order to find employment opportunities that allow them to enjoy a better way of life.
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy / Saginaw County Schools fall registration deadline approaching for high school students.

Students will convene at Mackinaw High School, Monday through Friday for two class hours of their regular school day (1-3pm) receiving instruction and hands-on training in various disciplines related to skilled trades. As the students move through the skilled trades content, they will receive certification of each level
completed through NCCER. No additional cost will be required from the students to participate.
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy Names Vice President of Workforce Development & Training

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) Executive Board of Director’s announces it has promoted Stephanie Davis to the position of Vice President of Workforce Development and Training. Stephanie has served The Greater Michigan Construction Academy as Director of Education for the past year and a half and will immediately assume the role of Vice President.
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy Graduates 39 Students

Midland, Michigan, May 2016 – The Greater Michigan Construction Academy will honor thirty nine students who completed their training from ten different
construction trades
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy collaborates with Saginaw County Schools to begin high school skilled trades program

A new joint venture between Saginaw County Schools and The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) will begin for the 2016-17 school year, providing interested district students an early start on apprenticeships into skilled trades.
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GMCA receives matching grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation

Jimmy Greene, CEO of The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA), along with the Board of Directors announced today that the Association received a $250,000 matching grant from The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation.
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Students to compete in Construction Trade competition at local training center

Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) will be holding its 2015/16 local craft competition on Friday, December 11th. 

Competitors will complete a one hour written exam and a three hour project performance test. The competitors are 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. 
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