Greater Michigan Construction Academy Receives The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Grant

0 May 7, 2015  Construction Training, featured, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is excited to announce it is the recipient of a $317,000 grant to construct a welding lab within the GMCA Midland Training Center to support Midland County high school students. With the demand for quality, certified welders increasing not only in Michigan but across the United States, the need […]


1.1 Million Grant Helps Provide NCCER Curriculum to Students in Michigan

1 September 15, 2014  Careers in Construction, Construction Training

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA), the educational wing of the ABC Greater Michigan Chapter, will serve as the preferred trainer for the YouthBuild program which recently awarded a 1.1 million grant to GMCA and its partners, Saginaw’s Habitat for Humanity, The Saginaw Intermediate School District and The Saginaw Valley Rehabilitation Center’s Learn to Earn […]


NGA Summits Address Workforce and Training

0 November 1, 2013  The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) was sworn in as the National Governor’s Association Chairman, she announced a year-long effort to improve workforce development partnerships at the state level and elevate the importance of post-secondary credentials.  As part of this initiative, Gov. Fallin has invited other governors to participate in regional summits to discuss workforce […]


GMCA Partners with Organization to Teach the Trades

0 August 20, 2013  Careers in Construction, featured

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Michigan Chapter’s training program, the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA), is spreading the word about skilled labor. With their Introduction to the Trades program, 60 young adults from the First Ward Community Services organization spent the day learning the trades from ABC member companies and ABC Greater Michigan staff. The […]


Greater Michigan Construction Academy Graduates 53 Students

0 July 31, 2013  Careers in Construction

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) honored 53 students this past May as they graduated from seven different construction trades including electrical, carpentry, pipefitting, insulation, plumbing and HVAC. GMCA, a nationally registered program with the NCCER and the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), offers continuing education programs for craft workers, foremen, supervisors, project managers, […]


Greater Michigan Construction Academy Builds Training Program for High School Students

0 January 31, 2013  Construction Training

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 […]