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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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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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