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Program seeks high schoolers interested in construction trades.

Friday, February 14, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Program seeks high schoolers interested in construction trades.

Lansing, 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 as well.

The goal of the program is to:

• Help young people become productive, successful citizens by learning about construction skilled trades
from mentors

• 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 learning sessions.

If you are interested in registering for this FREE program please contact Kris Henderson at (855) 832-8879 or visit our web site at

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