Program seeks high schoolers interested in construction trades.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
Program seeks high
schoolers interested in construction trades.
Michigan, February 2014 – Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA)
along with area businesses is launching its second program to introduce high
school students to careers in construction. The program organized by GMCA runs
for 10 weeks beginning on March 3 and meets Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm
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 take part in hands-on projects at the GMCA facility. This session
students will be building picnic tables for Zero Day and Camp Liberty.
These projects will not only benefit the program participants but the community
goal of the program is to:
• Help young people become
productive, successful citizens by learning about construction skilled trades
• Build quality lives for young
people through community involvement
• Instill the fundamental values of
respect, empowerment, dedication and responsibility
• Provide mentoring, job shadowing,
apprenticeships, weekly learning sessions,
community service projects
and much more!
Area businesses are also getting
involved and opening up their doors to educate young people and impress on them
the importance of a good education and what a career in the skilled trades can
mean for them. "We are excited to offer this program and open doors for
students in areas they might not be aware exist.” says Michelle Revette, Vice
President, Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter.
Participants must be between the
ages of 13 and 18 (must provide own transportation), Currently enrolled
in school or actively working toward a GED and Committed to setting goals,
learning new skills, completing community projects and attending weekly
you are interested in registering for this FREE program please contact Kris
Henderson at (855) 832-8879 firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our web site at www.gmcacademy.org