The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) along with Community Construct, The ROCK Youth Center and Midland area businesses has launched a new program to introduce high school students to careers in construction. Organized by GMCA, the program runs for 15 weeks and meets weekly after school hours, at no cost to students participating. Throughout the Jump Start Program students will visit various construction companies for tours and learn how their business runs and what the skilled trades mean for their employees. They will also receive communication and skill development training from the ROCK Youth Center and take part in hands-on projects at the GMCA facility under the guidance of Erik Forshee, president and founder of Community Construct. Projects such as wheelchair ramps for Habitat for Humanity and the Disability Network will not only benefit the program participants but the community as well.
The Jump Start program is just one example of exceptional training partnerships between local schools, community organizations and the construction industry.
Read more about the Greater Michigan Construction Academy’s Jump Start program here.