Great Lakes Boat Building School

Stem2Stern – Fall 2022 Newsletter

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Posted: November 21, 2022 | View More »


2022 Marine Trades Showcase at Gage Marine

Great Lakes Boat Building School invites you to discover the marine trades at Gage Marine’s Delavan and Lake Geneva facilities! Learn about GLBBS post-secondary marine trades programs, Gage Marine’s GLBBS Student Tuition Sponsorship, and see what it is like to work in the marine industry and at Gage Marine with some hands-on experience! Register here […]


Posted: October 20, 2022 | View More »


Great Lakes Boat Building School Breaks Ground on $3.8 million Skills Training Center

PRESS RELEASE – October 3, 2022 Great Lakes Boat Building School Breaks Ground on $3.8 million Skills Training Center Cedarville, MI – After much anticipation, the Board of Directors and leadership of Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking of its $3.8 million Marine Technology Center on Saturday, October 1, 2022 on campus in […]


Posted: October 4, 2022 | View More »


Boat School Grants Van Dam Emeritus Status

PRESS RELEASE – August 11, 2022 Boat School Grants Van Dam Emeritus Status Cedarville, MI – Steve Van Dam, co-founder of Van Dam Custom Boats in Boyne City, Michigan has been granted Program Advisory Board Emeritus status from Great Lakes Boat Building School. Van Dam is the first advisory board member to receive this honor. […]


Posted: August 30, 2022 | View More »


North Central Michigan College Signs Articulation Agreement with GLBBS

  NEWS RELEASE – August 23, 2022 NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE SIGNS ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WITH GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL New agreement allows for seamless transition from trade school to associate degree PETOSKEY—Students who complete a certificate in a marine trade central to the Great Lakes State’s economy will now have an easier path to […]


Posted: August 24, 2022 | View More »


Gift Matching Program Set for GLBBS Capital Campaign

July 21, 2022 Cedarville, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School’s leadership, in conjunction with a family from the Les Cheneaux Islands (LCI), have developed the “Fill in the Planks” matching fund for donors to the school making a gift in their name or to honor others.  Participant donations of at least $1,000 will have […]


Posted: July 22, 2022 | View More »


Great Lakes Boat Building School and Enbridge “Fueling Futures”

July 8, 2022 Cedarville, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) of Cedarville, Michigan received a gift of specialized electronic equipment from Enbridge through their Fueling Futures program.  This is part of Enbridge’s commitment to help build vibrant communities with the goal of empowering people to achieve their full potential.   The Enbridge Fueling Futures […]


Posted: July 14, 2022 | View More »


Letter from Tom Slikkers to the Marine Industry

Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is honored to have Tom Slikkers, CEO and President of Tiara Yachts, become such a strong advocate and supporter of the school and students. After Tom’s initial visit to GLBBS with his family, Tiara Yachts hosted a field trip for GLBBS students and faculty, financially supported the school’s Come […]


Posted: May 4, 2022 | View More »


Stem2Stern – Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Posted: May 4, 2022 | View More »


Tiara Yachts GLBBS Student Sponsorship Award

GLBBS is proud to announce the Tiara Yachts GLBBS Student Sponsorship Award, available to students enrolled at GLBBS for 2023-24. Two students will be chosen, one enrolled in the Marine Service Technology program and one enrolled in the Comprehensive Career Boat Building program, for a $15,000 award.  Upon graduation, the student agrees to work for […]


Posted: April 5, 2022 | View More »


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