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Greater Michigan Construction Academy scholarship applications available

2/10/2014 4:37 AM
Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is again offering scholarships for students and individuals pursuing post-secondary
skilled trade’s education and training. Each scholarship covers the cost of tuition and books for the students first year of an available craft training program (2 semesters).
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Students to compete in Construction Trade competition at local training center

1/8/2014 2:08 AM
Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) will be holding its 2014 local craft competition on Saturday January 25th. 

Competitors will complete a one hour written exam and a three hour project performance test. The competitors are judged in areas critical to the success of any construction trade project: safety, quality of workmanship; layout of project, use of materials, assembly of
components, sequence of project, ability to follow instructions, ability to complete in a timely manner, and accuracy. 
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Associated Builders and Contractors set to hold 29th annual Make-A-Wish Fundraiser and grants Michigan boy his wish!

12/10/2013 6:18 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors – Greater Michigan Chapter (ABC/GMC) is pleased to announce the date for its 2014 fundraiser event! ABC/GMC invites you to join them on May 2, 2014 for the 29th annual dinner/dance event.
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Second group of youth to complete Construction Trades Intro program

12/9/2013 1:54 AM
Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) along with Community Construct, The ROCK Youth Center and area businesses is celebrating the completion of the second group of area high school students through their Jump Start program to introduce high school students to careers in construction. 
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Lansing-area students build, donate benches to brain trauma center

12/4/2013 2:10 AM
Four Lansing-area teens who built wooden benches as part of a new construction trades program were all smiles Tuesday as they presented their work to a nonprofit group that helps victims recover from traumatic brain injuries.
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Greater Michigan Construction Academy begins registration for Winter 2014 Classes

11/5/2013 5:41 AM
Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is now accepting registration for Winter 2014 classes. New and returning students can contact the academy to register for one of the 11 trades being offered or the Core, pre-requisite introduction to skilled trades course. 
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Construction trades training begins at Saginaw’s First Ward

10/14/2013 4:20 AM
Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) is taking skilled trades training to Saginaw’s First Ward Community Services.  The 6-8 week course begins on October 15, 2013 and meets Tuesday – Thursday from 4-7 pm. Students will be trained in the NCCER Core Curriculum learning basic knowledge in construction and safety. The Core class is a pre-requisite for any student seeking certification in one of the 11 trades offered at GMCA. 
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Fall Jump Start Program kicks off Strong!

10/8/2013 4:58 AM
Midland, Michigan, October 2013 – Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) along with Community Construct, The ROCK
Youth Center and area businesses brings back a second session of the highly successful JumpStart program launched in January 2013. The program is designed to introduce high school students to careers in construction.
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Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter Honors STEP Award Winners, Names first Safety Leader of the Year.

9/27/2013 2:16 AM
ABC/GMC is proud to announce its members that have won the 2013 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards. STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety, but more importantly it provides an evaluation tool to help identify areas to improve a company’s safety program. STEP was established in 1989, by the ABC National Environment Health & Safety Committee to assist ABC member contractors in evaluating and improving corporate safety practices and recognize outstanding safety training efforts. 
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Associated Builders and Contractors receives $50,000 Midland Area Community Foundation grant!

9/24/2013 2:25 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors – Greater Michigan Chapter (ABC/GMC) is pleased to announce receiving a $50,000 grant through the Midland Area Community Foundation. The ABC Cares… Filling the Gap initiative will address several community needs including the Shortfall in poverty related learning and educational achievement and insufficient career technical educational opportunities for secondary students, non-traditional students and the working poor. 
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