Great Lakes Boat Building School

NMDA Grants $25,000 gift to Great Lakes Boat Building School for Student Training

Cedarville, Michigan –  The Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) in Cedarville, Michigan will have new training opportunities for students this year thanks to a generous $25,000 donation made by the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA). GLBBS is a leader in marine workforce development. The $25,000 donation given to GLBBS by NMDA will be used […]

Posted: September 28, 2023 | View More »

“Generator Generosity” by Interstate Power Systems and Kohler Marine to GLBBS

Cedarville, Michigan – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) received more support for the “Enhancing Education with Equipment” campaign to provide the latest in marine technology and equipment for their students.  The campaign goal is $850,000 in monetary or gift-in-kind support. With this gift, the campaign has reached about $249,400 in support or 31% of the […]

Posted: September 13, 2023 | View More »

Volvo Penta Donation Provides Training Opportunity for GLBBS Students

Cedarville, Michigan – August 24th, 2023 – If you were to ask students at Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) what attracted them to pursue a marine-trades education two answers always float to the top – a love for the water and a desire to work with their hands. GLBBS is known for providing exceptional […]

Posted: September 12, 2023 | View More »

Great Lakes Boat Building School – Invitation to bid on Demolition Work

The Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is seeking sealed bids for an asbestos abatement and residential demolition project in Cedarville, Michigan; which will be received by Sidock Group, Inc., 757 S. Wisconsin Ave., Gaylord, Michigan 49735 until 3:00 pm local time, on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Bids are to be emailed only. Bids will […]

Posted: August 31, 2023 | View More »

Great Lakes Boat Building School Garners Support for Equipment Campaign

Cedarville, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) recently received a $10,000 donation from the Marine Leadership Alliance in support of their “Enhancing Education with Equipment” (EEE) Campaign. The funding is earmarked for creating an engine test tank area in their new facility that will become the MLA Marine Engine Testing Area. The Marine […]

Posted: June 9, 2023 | View More »

Stem2Stern – Spring 2023 Newsletter

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

Posted: May 30, 2023 | View More »

Dave Irish Student Sponsorship Award

GLBBS is proud to announce the Dave Irish Student Sponsorship Award, available to students enrolled at GLBBS for 2024-25. One student will be chosen, enrolled in either the Marine Service Technology program or the Comprehensive Career Boat Building program, for a $15,000 award.  Upon graduation, the student agrees to work for Irish Boat Shop for […]

Posted: April 20, 2023 | View More »

Great Lakes Boat Building School Receives “Truckload of Support” from Ilmor Engineering

PRESS RELEASE – March 2023 Great Lakes Boat Building School Receives “Truckload of Support” from Ilmor Engineering Cedarville, MI – Ilmor, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, recently donated and delivered a truckload of educational and technical supplies along with Ilmor marine engines. The equipment will expand the hands-on learning horizons of the Marine Service Technology students […]

Posted: March 2, 2023 | View More »

2023 Marine Trades Showcase at Irish Boat Shop

Great Lakes Boat Building School invites you to discover the marine trades at Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs, Michigan! Learn about GLBBS post-secondary marine trades programs, Irish Boat Shop, and see what it is like to work in the marine industry with some hands-on experience! Register here by April 7, 2023 and get ready […]

Posted: February 28, 2023 | View More »

Great Lakes Boat Building School Welcomes Irish Boat Shop as First Network Member

Cedarville, Michigan – In Great Lakes Boat Building School’s continued pursuit of its mission to prepare students for rewarding careers in the marine industry, a first-of-its-kind program in the nation has been developed by its leadership.  The marine trades institution located in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan welcomes Irish Boat Shop, headquartered in Harbor […]

Posted: February 24, 2023 | View More »