Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School Hires Director of Development

Cedarville, Michigan –The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas W. Coates to the newly-created position as Director of Development this week at the institution located in the Les Cheneaux Islands area nestled in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “This school was founded […]


Posted: December 13, 2021 | View More »


Stem2Stern – Fall 2021 Newsletter

Click here to download the PDF version of our semi-annual Stem2Stern newsletter


Posted: December 2, 2021 | View More »


Spirits of the Les Cheneaux Islands People’s Choice Contest

BOSS Spirits of the Les Cheneaux Islands People’s Choice Contest Experience the Spirits of the Les Cheneaux Islands by indulging and taking a sip! Join us in celebrating 100 years of BOSS, a luxury wooden yacht built in 1921, by visiting Les Cheneaux Islands watering holes to taste test the Boss and Bossy spirits to […]


Posted: July 30, 2021 | View More »


Indian River Skiff Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Cheri Fischer, winner of the 2021 Indian River Skiff Raffle!   Cheri Fischer was thrilled to learn she had won the Indian River Skiff. As a first-time boat owner, she plans to enjoy time on the water near her home in the Trout Lake area. The Indian River Skiff is a replica of […]


Posted: July 2, 2021 | View More »


Gage Marine Student Sponsorship Award

GLBBS is proud to announce our first Sponsorship Award, available to students enrolled in the Marine Service Technology Program at GLBBS for 2022-23. One student will be chosen for the $10,000 award for attending the 2022-23 program.  Upon graduation, the student agrees to work for Gage Marine for a period of one year for pay […]


Posted: June 18, 2021 | View More »


Stem2Stern – Spring 2021 Newsletter

Click here to download the PDF version of our semi-annual Stem2Stern Newsletter


Posted: May 25, 2021 | View More »


Les Cheneaux Islands Bass Challenge

3rd Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Bass Challenge June 12, 2021 | 7am – 1pm | Hessel Marina   The Bass Challenge is back on for 2021! Register below, or print a registration form to share. Interested in being a sponsor for this event? Print a sponsorship form.   ENTRY $50 entry per team $25 individual […]


Posted: April 22, 2021 | View More »


Open Position – Marine Technician Instructor

GLBBS is looking for a passionate marine technician to join our growing team! If you have a love for boats and would like the opportunity to help shape the future of the marine industry workforce, teaching at Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) may be for you. If you have industry experience GLBBS will provide […]


Posted: January 13, 2021 | View More »


Onsite Visit Day February 13, 2021


Posted: January 8, 2021 | View More »


Launch Careers with GLBBS

LAUNCH CAREERS WITH GLBBS THIS GIVING TUESDAY! What is Giving Tuesday? For the last 8 years the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated by the nonprofit world as “Giving Tuesday.” That first “Giving Tuesday” had one focus: to encourage people to do good. Tuesday, December 1 is Giving Tuesday. Hear firsthand from students about “the […]


Posted: November 30, 2020 | View More »


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