STEM Pipeline Blog / December 10, 2019
The Greater Michigan Construction Academy Trains Students to be Local Leaders
The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and facilitates opportunities for career growth in the construction industry. Through continuing education programs, we are able to target craft workers, foremen, supervisors, project managers, superintendents and company management to develop knowledgeable employees and a safe work environment. GMCA has 16 training locations across lower Michigan with three main campuses in Lansing, Midland and Saginaw.
Winter Registration is now open and classes begin on Monday, January 6th, 2020. GMCA offers training to those interested starting a new journey in the trades and even has a day-time program available to high school students. GMCA trains 11 different trades from carpentry, to electrical and even HVAC. After graduation, and even during the students’ schooling, the academy assists students in getting a job in their field. GMCA has a 100% placement rate; meaning, students that attend and train, get hired.
Trains Students to be Leaders
The opportunities GMCA provides gives talented students, future leaders and tax-payers, another reason to stay in our communities because they are able to land a job. Ninety-nine percent of our graduates live in, work in and build our communities in Michigan.
GMCA also offers scholarships for students and individuals pursuing post-secondary skilled trade’s education and training. The deadline for scholarships for the 2020 year is March 12th, 2020 at 5pm. Each scholarship covers the cost of tuition and books for the students first year (two 18 week semesters) of a craft training curriculum that’s provided by GMCA. For questions regarding scholarships please visit https://gmca.edu/registration/scholarships/.
What GMCA Students Have To Say About Skilled Trades – Annalisa, a current training apprentice in GMCA’s plumbing program says “Skilled trades are difficult, but they are rewarding as well. If you stick to it, you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.”
Nathaniel, a second year electrical student at GMCA, had this to say to those interested in skilled trades, “Put your best foot forward and work hard. It’s gonna be tough, but once your foot is in the door, you will be valued, if you are a hard worker.”
If you or someone you know is interested in working with their hands or looking for a journey or a new start, please check out The Greater Michigan Construction Academy at gmca.edu or by calling 989-832-8879.
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