Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Smith

“You don’t just come here to a school, you come to a community,” said Bob Smith, a long-time volunteer and local ambassador for GLBBS. “The school is important to the Les Cheneaux Islands not only because of the long tradition of antique and wooden boats and the need for good craftsmen, but also because it […]


Posted: December 19, 2018 | View More »


GLBBS Announces #Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge as part of #GivingTuesday

Anonymous donor hopes to help Great Lakes Boat Building School raise $100,000 by encouraging others to donate; will match all new donations within a 24-hour period. **For Immediate Release** CEDARVILLE, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) executive director for development, Ryan Hinnen, announced today that the school is launching a one day only […]


Posted: November 8, 2018 | View More »


2018 Beer Fest & Boat Yard Bash


Posted: September 14, 2018 | View More »


GLBBS Achieves Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION CEDARVILLE, MICHIGAN – APRIL 12, 2018 –  Great Lakes Boat Building School, the only boat building school in the State of Michigan, has been awarded accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The application process consumed 24 months of effort. […]


Posted: April 12, 2018 | View More »


Press Release: GLBBS Students Achieve National Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL STUDENTS ACHIEVE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION CEDARVILLE, MICHIGAN – FEBRUARY 2nd, 2018 – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is proud to announce that the first students in the school’s Comprehensive Career Boat Building program have achieved certification through American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the Marine League […]


Posted: February 2, 2018 | View More »


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