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Construction trades camp held for area students

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.
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Unions Try to Kill a Private Trade School But Greater Michigan Construction Academy is a success

Michigan high school students can spend part of their day in work training programs, often earning credits from community colleges. This is a win for schools — who may not have the resources to offer these opportunities — and a win for students — who get trained in a skill they enjoy and earn college credit at no cost to themselves.
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State Funding of Private Training Program for Skilled Trade OK’d

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).
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy awards scholarships to local students

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 their classes in the 2017 fall semester beginning in August. 
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy Graduates 40 Students

 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. They will be holding a second graduation event on Wednesday, May 24 at their Lansing facility for the 15 graduates from that location.  
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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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