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Student built Habitat Home move date CHANGED!

Due to scheduling conflicts the date for the move of the student built Habitat for Humanity house has been changed. The move will now take place on Wednesday, May 3rd. Laracey House Movers will move the house to its permanent location at 310 Sam Street, where it will be set onto its foundation.  The house will then undergo the final phase of building, getting it ready for the new homeowners to move in!
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Student built Habitat home to be moved to 310 Sam Street

Eight months ago two steel beams were placed on a cement pad outside the doors of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) located at 7730 W. Wackerly St. While this may not seem like a big deal to most, it was a huge mile stone for Midland County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) and our partnership with Greater Michigan Construction Academy.  GMCA students spent the last 8 months on the first phase of construction for our future Habitat Homeowner. The home was constructed under the supervision of GMCA Instructors and Matthew Weckesser, Construction Manager for Midland County Habitat for Humanity.
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Local Students compete at National Construction Competition

Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) announces two of their students competed at the ABC National Craft Competition that took place March 1-3 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy to Hold Open House

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) will be hosting an open house for area students and residents to learn more about the skilled trades training opportunities they offer.
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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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