For Veterans

Separating from the military is a big step – you’ve spent a career serving us – now let GLBBS serve you.

GLBBS has been awarded silver Level Veteran-Friendly status by the State of Michigan for a demonstrated commitment to supporting the needs of our military-connected students.

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Career Services Representative will help you make the transition from military to civilian life.  We will connect you to the Veterans resources and benefits that are available to you, regardless of whether you have completed your service or are still actively serving our country.

GLBBS can help you make the most of the skills that you’ve acquired during your time in the service by building on them in a low-pressure, hands-on environment.

You may be eligible to receive educational benefits through one or more of the following educational programs:

If you are the type of person that. . .


  • isn’t afraid of hard work and getting a little dirty
  • enjoys and finds reward in building things with your hands
  • understands the value of reaching a goal
  • is able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • loves boats, woodworking, and/or being on the water
  • demonstrates a willingness to learn and attention to detail

    . . .then let us help prepare you for a career in the maritime industry and the civilian world.  

For post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) payment rate information click here.

You may also qualify for a Rural Benefit if you currently reside in a county with 6 persons or less/square mile (as determined by the most recent decennial census) and either: 1.) physically relocate at least 500 miles to attend an educational institution OR 2.) travel by air to physically attend an educational institution if no other land-based transportation exists

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at